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Charles Holroyd
Charles Holroyd

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Charles Holroyd
Keeper, (1897 - 1906)

Charles Holroyd was the first Keeper appointed to the National Gallery of British Art - as Tate was initially known. He was an artist and scholar and member of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers.

An able administrator, his chief contribution to the Gallery was the formation of a collection of work by Alfred Stevens, a painter, sculptor and designer whose best known work is the Wellington Monument in St Paul's Cathedral. On leaving the Tate, Holroyd went on to become Director of the National Gallery.

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