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Sir Charles Holroyd

1861 - 1917

The Acropolis by Charles Holroyd

The Acropolis   1911

  Original etching with drypoint.
Signed in pencil.
Campbell Dodgson 263
S 317 x 480 mm; P & I 251 x 352 mm
Original Charles Holroyd etching with drypoint.

Excellent, strong impression printed with considerable plate tone. Proof, signed in pencil by the artist.

Sir Charles Holroyd was one of the most prolific etchers of his generation. He was taught by Alphonse Legros at the Slade School of Art and his work shows the considerable influence of his close friend William Strang.

Sir Charles Holroyd was appointed first Keeper of the Tate Gallery and later Director of the National Gallery. These posts ensured that he did not need to depend upon printmaking for his livelihood; consequently, his etchings were not issued in formal editions. Impressions of his etchings were only taken when required and, as a result, many of his printed works are very scarce indeed.

The Acropolis is one of Charles Holroyd’s largest etchings of classical architecture. It is an imposing work executed with the assured draughtsmanship characteristic of this fine original printmaker.

On cream laid paper with margins. Mat line in outer margins due to previous mount, otherwise very good original condition.