HOLL, Fbank, R.A., son of Mr. Francis Holl, A.E.A., the eminent engraver, was born July 4, 1845, at St. James's Terrace, Kentish Town, and educated at Univer- sity College, London. Soon after he had passed the fifteenth year of his age his desire to be a painter led him to enter himself as a pro- bationer of the Royal Academy, and a few months subsequently he was admitted a student. At the distribution of prizes in 1862, Mr. Holl received a silver medal for "the best drawing from the an- tique " ; and also the premium of JBIO. A picture — "A Mother and Sick Child" — ^was painted by him about this time as a commission given by a cotton-merchant of Rochdale; the work was never • exhibited. In the competition of the students in the following year 1(1863) Mr. Holl was yet more suc- (cessful, obtaining the gold medal, .books, and a scholarship of ^£25 for ttwo years, " for the best historical Tpainting," and a silver medal for -.the " second best drawing from the life." The subject of the picture ifor which the gold medal was awarded was "Abraham about to sacrifice Isaac." In 1864 he made his first appearance as an exhibitor at the Royal Academy with two pictures, one being " A Portrait," the other bearing the title of "Turned out of Church." "A Fern-gatherer" was exhibited in 1865, and in the next year " The Ordeal," a picture of a young artist exhibiting one of his works to a patron. In 1867 he produced two pictures which went a long way towards the realization of the suc- . cess foreshadowed in " The Ordeal." These were respectively entitled '• A Convalescent " and " Faces in the Fire." His only contribution ,to the Academy Exhibition of 1868 was a striking iwrtrait of his father. At the end of that year he gained the " two years' travelling studentship for painting." The picture which obtained for Mr. Holl
this distinction was exhibited in Burlington House in 1869, the year in which the Academy removed to Piccadilly from Trafalgar Square. It had for its title a passage from the book of Job — " The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away ; blessed be the name of the Lord." Among his works exhibited in sub- sequent years are : — " Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox, and hatred therewith," 1870 ; " Winter," and " No Tidings from the Sea," painted for the Queen, 1871 ; " I am the Resurrection and the Life " — a village funeral, 1872; "Leaving Home," a scene in a railway station, 1873 ; " Deserted," 1874 ; " Her First-born," 1876; "Going Home," 1877; and "Newgate; committed for Trial," 1878. He also exhi- bited at the rooms of Mr. Wallis and of Mr. Tooth a picture entitled " Want — her poverty but not her will consents" — a picture of a woman pawning her wedding ring ; "Doubtful Hope;" and "Gone— The Emigrant's Departure." Mr. Holl was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy June 19, 1878. He has since exhibited " The Gifts of the Fairies," " The Daughter of the House," and "Absconded," 1879; "Ordered to the Front," 1880 ; " Home again ! " 1881 ; and "Millicent," 1883. Among the numerous portraits executed by him may be mentioned those of Mr. Samuel Cousins, R.A., Signor Piatti, Major George Graham (Registrar-General), the Rev. C. W. Payne Crawf urd, Mr. Rupert Kettle, Sir Henry Rawlinson, Lord de Tabley, Sir Frederick Roberts, Vice-ChanceUor Sir James Bacon, Sir A. Hobhouse, and Viscount Cranbrook. Mr. Holl was elected a Royal Academician, March 20, 1883.
HOLLAND, King of. (See William III.)
HOLLINGSHEAD, John, son of Mr. Henry R. Hollingshead, of tho Irish Chamber, whose family have