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Burlington Magazine co-editor and director, National Gallery, London; painter. Holmes was the sone of Charles Rivington Holmes (d. 1873), a clergyman, and Mary Susan Dickson. Holmes attended Eton College beginning in 1883, and then won a scholarship to Brasenose College, Oxford, in 1887. At Oxford he met Walter Pater. He initially worked as London publisher's assistant between 1898 and 1903. During this time, he taught himself to draw, and then lessons by Charles S. Ricketts (1866-1931) and etching under William Strang (1859-1921).