- Also known as
primary name: Holroyd, Charles
- individual; printmaker; curator; painter/draughtsman; British; Male
- Life dates
- Sturdie House, Ballands Park, Walton, Surrey,
- Painter, etcher, lithographer; born at Leeds, pupil of Alphonse Legros and William Strang. Italy (1889-91), London, exhibited at the RA (1885-95). He etched 286 plates, mainly landscapes after 1900. 1897, first Keeper of National Gallery of British Art (Tate); 1906-16, Director of National Gallery.
Holroyd gave an "Opus" number to each of his etchings, and in some cases to separate states. These are entered in the curatorial comment fields for the relevant prints. The numbers are in chronological order. All but 22 of his copper etched plates are now in the Ashmolean Museum.
C. Dodgson, in PCQ, X, 1923, pp. 309-44 (cat. of 286 plates);
R K Engen, 'Dictionary of Victorian Engravers, Print Publishers and Their Works', 1979