No Tidings from the Sea of 1871). At any rate, Holl died much too soon. He predeceased his mother, and left a widow and four daughters.The view on the right shows the inscription. Sadly, the popular subject-painter and portraitist was only 43 when he died at his home in London from "over-exertion" or "cardiac disease" on 31 July 1888 ("The Death of Mr Frank Holl, R. A."). Holl's delicate health, melancholy cast of mind, and the pathos in his subject-paintings, all seem to have been linked. The pathos was a quality he shared with the Dutch artist Jozef Israëls: Holl may indeed have been influenced by Israëls (see Lambourne 338 on Holl's
"Death Of Mr. Frank Holl, R.A.." Times. 1 August 1888: 10. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 13 Aug. 2013.
Lambourne, Lionel. Victorian Painting. London and New York: Phaidon, 1999. Print.
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