Hans Holbein the Younger

Hans Holbein the Younger was a German painter and printmaker who worked in a Northern Renaissance style and is considered one of the greatest portraitists of the 16th century. He also produced religious art, satire, and Reformation propaganda, and he made a significant contribution to the history of book design. He is called "the Younger" to distinguish him from his father Hans Holbein the Elder, an accomplished painter of the Late Gothic school.
Holbein's art has sometimes been called realist since he drew and painted with rare precision. His portraits were renowned in their time for their likeness, and it is through his eyes that many famous figures of his day are pictured today, such as Erasmus and More. He was never content with outward appearance, however; he embedded layers of symbolism, allusion, and paradox in his art, to the lasting fascination of scholars. In the view of art historian Ellis Waterhouse, his portraiture "remains unsurpassed for sureness and economy of statement, penetration into character, and a combined richness and purity of style".
Portrait of Henry VIII. Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger
Portrait of Henry VIII. Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger from $169.00 $184.00
Portrait of Sir Thomas More (1527). Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger
Portrait of Sir Thomas More (1527). Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger from $169.00 $184.00
Henry VIII at 49 (1540). Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger
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Portrait of Jane Seymour (c. 1537). Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger
Portrait of Jane Seymour (c. 1537). Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger from $169.00 $184.00
Portrait of Anne of Cleves (c. 1539). Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger
Portrait of Anne of Cleves (c. 1539). Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger from $169.00 $184.00
Jane Small, portrait miniature (c. 1540). Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger
Jane Small, portrait miniature (c. 1540). Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger from $169.00 $184.00
Holbein's Lais of Corinth (1526). Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger
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Holbein's portrait of Anne of Cleves. Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger
Holbein's portrait of Anne of Cleves. Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger from $169.00 $184.00