Edwin Frederick Holt
British, 1830 – 1912

Holt painted mythological, biblical, historical and genre subjects. He studied at the Royal Academy Schools, and won a silver medal in 1854. He exhibited seven works at the Royal Academy and was a regular exhibitor at the British Institution and Suffolk Street Gallery.


Later in his career, he devoted his attention to animals and painted many sporting subjects, farm animals and domestic pets. Much of his later work is characterised by a bold painterly style. Some of his portraits of dogs, however, are rather weak anatomically, and sometimes have rather exaggerated expressions.