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Printing Plate

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    late 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Holl, Francis, born 1815 - died 1884 (engravers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    engraved steel plate

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Edgar Holl

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case EDUC, shelf 9, box G

Physical description

Steel printing plate, with bevelled edges, engraved with the portrait of an elderly man, seated and viewed from the waist up. He has receding white hair and wears a dark coat and waistcoat with pocket watch.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


late 18th century (made)


Holl, Francis, born 1815 - died 1884 (engravers)

Materials and Techniques

engraved steel plate

Marks and inscriptions

Engd by F. Holl
Label attached to verso of plate.


Height: 41 cm, Width: 34.5 cm

Descriptive line

Engraved steel printing plate. Francis Holl. Portrait of a clergyman, Great Britain, 1880s.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1929, London: Board of Education, 1930.




Bevelling; Engraving

Subjects depicted

Coat; Man; Pocket watch; Waistcoat


Prints; Portraits; Tools & Equipment; Printmaking techniques


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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