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Hans Holbein (the Younger)

 
Hans Holbein the Younger

Renaissance German painter and printmaker
(ca. 1497 - 1543)

German painter and draftsman, born 1497 or 1498, died 1543, active in Switzerland and England Note: Hans was regarded as the most important portrait painter in England during the Reformation. He began his career in Basel, where he worked mainly as a painter of altarpieces and designer of woodcuts. He visited England in 1526 to 1528 and through Erasmus, he met Sir Thomas More and his circle. Returning to Basel he received commissions from city authorities and produced designs for stained glass and goldsmiths' work. In 1532 he returned to England, where he worked almost exclusively as a portrait painter, mainly under the patronage of King Henry VIII and his courtiers. Netherlandish painter.

39 objects

Portrait of Martin Luther

n.d.
engraving on paper
Bequest of Charles Potter Kling
1935.356
 

Portrait of Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex

1739
engraving on paper
Bequest of Charles Potter Kling
1935.359
 

Portrait of Queen Mary

n.d.
mezzotint on paper
Bequest of Charles Potter Kling
1935.379
 

Portrait of Catherine Howard

1808
engraving on paper
Gift of Miss Susan Dwight Bliss
1956.24.293
 

Portrait of Queen Catherine Parr

n.d.
stipple engraving on paper
Gift of Miss Susan Dwight Bliss
1956.24.340.1
 

Portrait of Catherine Parr

1803
engraving on paper
Bequest of Miss Susan Dwight Bliss
1967.39.48
 

Portrait of Anne Boleyn

1821
etching on paper
Bequest of Miss Susan Dwight Bliss
1967.39.56
 

Portrait of Anne Boleyn

1649
etching on paper
Bequest of Miss Susan Dwight Bliss
1967.39.57
 

Portrait of Lady Katherine Howard

1646
etching on paper
Bequest of Miss Susan Dwight Bliss
1967.39.68
 

Portrait of Catherine of Aragon

n.d.
engraving on paper
Bequest of Miss Susan Dwight Bliss
1967.39.87
 

Portrait of Charles I

1607-1677
engraving on paper
Bequest of Miss Susan Dwight Bliss
1967.39.100
 

Portrait of Catherine of Aragon

n.d.
engraving on paper
Bequest of Miss Susan Dwight Bliss
1967.39.104
 

Death Leading the Blind Man

n.d.
woodcut on ivory laid paper
Gift of Philip Hofer
1976.18
 

Erasmus of Rotterdam with a Terminus

1530
woodcut on paper
Gift of David P. Becker, Class of 1970
1984.50.3
 

David before Saul, after Hans Holbein

n.d.
etching on cream laid paper
Gift of Charles Pendexter
2009.16.460
 

The Garden of Eden (Adam and Eve) (From the Series: The Dance of Death, after Hans Holbein the Younger)

1651
etching on cream laid paper
Gift of Charles Pendexter
2009.16.457
 

Paradise Lost (From the Series:The Dance of Death, after Hans Holbein the Younger)

1651
etching on cream laid paper
Gift of Charles Pendexter
2009.16.453
 

Death and the Doctor (From the Series: The Dance of Death, after Hans Holbein the Younger)

1651
etching on cream laid paper
Gift of Charles Pendexter
2009.16.451
 

Death and the Bridal Pair (From the Series: The Dance of Death, after Hans Holbein the Younger)

1651
etching on cream laid paper
Gift of Charles Pendexter
2009.16.459
 

Death and the Waggoner (From the Series: The Dance of Death, after Hans Holbein the Younger)

1651
etching on cream laid paper
Gift of Charles Pendexter
2009.16.458
 

Death and the Pedlar (From the Series: The Dance of Death, after Hans Holbein the Younger)

1651
etching on cream laid paper
Gift of Charles Pendexter
2009.16.456
 

Death and the Child (From the Series: The Dance of Death, after Hans Holbein the Younger)

1651
etching on cream laid paper
Gift of Charles Pendexter
2009.16.448
 

Death’s Coat of Arms (From the Series: The Dance of Death, after Hans Holbein the Younger)

1651
etching on cream laid paper
Gift of Charles Pendexter
2009.16.443
 

Death and the Knight (From the Series: The Dance of Death, after Hans Holbein the Younger)

1651
etching on cream laid paper
Gift of Charles Pendexter
2009.16.450
 

Death and the Gamesters (From the Series: The Dance of Death, after Hans Holbein the Younger)

1651
etching on cream laid paper
Gift of Charles Pendexter
2009.16.455
 

Death and the Cardinal (From the Series: The Dance of Death, after Hans Holbein the Younger)

1651
etching on cream laid paper
Gift of Charles Pendexter
2009.16.445
 

Death and the Bishop (From the Series: The Dance of Death, after Hans Holbein the Younger)

1651
etching on cream laid paper
Gift of Charles Pendexter
2009.16.449
 

Death and the Count (From the Series: The Dance of Death, after Hans Holbein the Younger)

1651
etching on cream laid paper
Gift of Charles Pendexter
2009.16.447
 

Death and the Abbot (From the Series: The Dance of Death, after Hans Holbein the Younger)

1651
etching on cream laid paper
Gift of Charles Pendexter
2009.16.437
 

Death and the Merchant (From the Series: The Dance of Death, after Hans Holbein the Younger)

1651
etching on cream laid paper
Gift of Charles Pendexter
2009.16.441
 

Death and the Abbess (From the Series: The Dance of Death, after Hans Holbein the Younger)

1651
etching on cream laid paper
Gift of Charles Pendexter
2009.16.446
 

Death and the Preacher (From the Series: The Dance of Death, after Hans Holbein the Younger)

1651
etching on cream laid paper
Gift of Charles Pendexter
2009.16.452
 

Death and the Monk (From the Series: The Dance of Death, after Hans Holbein the Younger)

1651
etching on cream laid paper
Gift of Charles Pendexter
2009.16.444
 

Death and the Nun (From the Series: The Dance of Death, after Hans Holbein the Younger)

1651
etching on cream laid paper
Gift of Charles Pendexter
2009.16.440
 

Death and the Old Woman (From the Series: The Dance of Death, after Hans Holbein the Younger)

1651
etching on cream laid paper
Gift of Charles Pendexter
2009.16.438
 

Death and the Duke (From the Series: The Dance of Death, after Hans Holbein the Younger)

1651
etching on cream laid paper
Gift of Charles Pendexter
2009.16.454
 

Death and the Old Man (From the Series: The Dance of Death, after Hans Holbein the Younger)

1651
etching on cream laid paper
Gift of Charles Pendexter
2009.16.442
 

Death and the Bride (From the Series: The Dance of Death, after Hans Holbein the Younger)

1651
etching on cream laid paper
Gift of Charles Pendexter
2009.16.439
 

Death and the Rich Man

ca. 1526
woodcut on cream antique laid paper
Bequest of David P. Becker, Class of 1970
2011.69.215