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Hans Holbein the Younger (1497 or 1498-1543)

Sitter in 12 portraits
Artist associated with 300 portraits
A German painter, printmaker and designer, Holbein became best known in England for the compelling realism of his portraits. The son of artist Hans Holbein the Elder, he learnt painting from his father and worked in Basle, Switzerland, before moving to London. Holbein worked in England from 1526-28 and returned in 1531/2, remaining here until his death. In addition to becoming court painter to Henry VIII he painted several courtiers, gentry and merchants. Over eighty portrait drawings survive, in addition to miniatures and full-length portraits in oil, providing a remarkable document of the period.

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1083

Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex

after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on panel, 16th century
NPG 1083

2821

John Fisher

after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on paper, 16th century (circa 1527)
NPG 2821

4358

Sir Thomas More

after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on panel, early 17th century (1527)
NPG 4358

3543

Sir Thomas More

after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on panel, (1527)
NPG 3543

306

Sir Thomas More

after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on panel, (1527)
NPG 306

2094

William Warham

after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on panel, early 17th century (1527)
NPG 2094

5583

Sir Nicholas Poyntz

after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on paper, mounted onto panel, circa 1530-1599
NPG 5583

1727

Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex

after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on panel, early 17th century (1532-1533)
On display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1727

6310

Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex

attributed to Hans Holbein the Younger
watercolour and bodycolour on vellum, circa 1532-1533
NPG 6310

4027

King Henry VIII; King Henry VII

by Hans Holbein the Younger
ink and watercolour, circa 1536-1537
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4027

157

King Henry VIII

after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on copper, (1536)
NPG 157

324

King Henry VIII

after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on panel, (circa 1536-1537)
On display at Museum of London, London
NPG 324

4912

Sir Richard Southwell

after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on panel, late 16th century (1536)
NPG 4912

6311

Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex

studio of Hans Holbein the Younger
watercolour and bodycolour on vellum, circa 1537
NPG 6311

210

Sir William Butts

after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on panel, late 16th century (circa 1540-1543)
On display in Room 2 at Montacute House
NPG 210

1035

Sir Thomas Wyatt

after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on panel, (circa 1540)
NPG 1035

2809

Sir Thomas Wyatt

after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on panel, 16th century (circa 1540)
On display in Room 2 at Montacute House
NPG 2809

1132

King Edward VI

after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on panel, (circa 1542)
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1132