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HOLLIS, GEORGE (1793–1842), engraver, born at Oxford in 1793, was a pupil of George Cooke [q. v.], the engraver. He engraved in a similar style to his master, and was mainly employed on topographical works, such as Sir R. C. Hoare's ‘History of Wiltshire,’ Ormerod's ‘History of Cheshire,’ &c. He also engraved views of the colleges at Oxford and Cambridge, some from his own drawings. In 1818 he published six views of Chudleigh from drawings by Henry Francis de Cort [q. v.] Hollis engraved a large plate of ‘St. Mark's Place at Venice,’ after J. M. W. Turner, R.A., and other Italian views after Turner for Hakewill's ‘Tour in Italy,’ and other works. In 1839 he commenced a work on ‘Sepulchral Effigies,’ the first part of which appeared in 1840, but he died before its completion at Walworth, on 2 Jan. 1842.

Hollis, Thomas (1818–1843), only son of the above, born in 1818, became a student of the Royal Academy in 1839, and a pupil of H. W. Pickersgill, R.A. He assisted his father in drawing and etching the plates for his ‘Sepulchral Effigies,’ but died of consumption on 4 Oct. 1843, aged 25.

[Redgrave's Dict. of Artists; Gent. Mag. 1842 i. 333, 1844, i. 101; Ottley's Dict. of Painters and Engravers.]

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