Hans Holbein the Younger


Hans Holbein the Younger (c. 1497-1543 CE) was a German Renaissance painter who is most famous for his portraits. A versatile artist and superb draughtsman, Holbein was accomplished in different mediums from woodcut engravings to murals. Amongst his most recognisable works are portraits of key members of the court of Henry VIII of England (r. 1509-1547 CE) which include the king himself, several of his queens, and statesmen like Sir Thomas More (1478-1535 CE). A distinctive feature of Holbein's paintings is the attention he gives to the flamboyant clothing of the Tudor period.

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