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Holroyd, Sir Charles (1861–1917), etcher and museum director, was born in Potternewton, near Leeds, Yorkshire, on 9 April 1861, the eldest son of William Holroyd, a damask merchant, and his wife, Lucy Woodthorpe. He was educated at Leeds grammar school and at the ...


Sir Charles Holroyd (1861–1917) by Alphonse Legros, c. 1889 © National Portrait Gallery, London