Frank Holl

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Frank Holl
(British, 1845–1888)

Portrait of Pierpont Morgan, 1888

Oil on canvas
49 3/16 x 39 5/16 inches (1248 x 997 mm) Framed: 50 1/8 x 40 1/8 inches (1273 x 1019 mm)

Commissioned by Pierpont Morgan, 1888

Item description: 

Already one of the world's most prominent bankers, Pierpont Morgan was fifty-one years old when he sat for this portrait. Holl downplayed Morgan's skin condition, called rhinophyma, which reddened and inflamed his nose. The banker was so fond of the work he gave photographs of it to friends.