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Mezzotint by Frank Holl, 1879.  Published London, 1880.  The sittings for this portrait are described in The Life and Work of Frank Holl by A M Reynolds (London, 1912): "The dear little man was all kindness and complaisance, so patient and submissive, his gentle voice and courteous manners bringing a veritable atmosphere of benignity into the house whenever he came.  His dear cello too, with what care and anxiety he would tend and guard it from any chance scratch or knock, treating it more lovingly than had it been a child.  His anxiety too lest it should not receive proper attention in the picture; being comparatively indifferent to the painting of his own complexion, but most critical and particular as to the exact tone of colour used for his big baby."

Mezzotint by Frank Holl, 1879. Published London, 1880. The sittings for this portrait are described in The Life and Work of Frank Holl by A M Reynolds (London, 1912): "The dear little man was all kindness and complaisance, so patient and submissive, his gentle voice and courteous manners bringing a veritable atmosphere of benignity into the house whenever he came. His dear cello too, with what care and anxiety he would tend and guard it from any chance scratch or knock, treating it more lovingly than had it been a child. His anxiety too lest it should not receive proper attention in the picture; being comparatively indifferent to the painting of his own complexion, but most critical and particular as to the exact tone of colour used for his big baby."

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