after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on panel, late 16th century (1528)
32 1/4 in. x 25 1/2 in. (819 mm x 648 mm)
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Artistback to top
- Hans Holbein the Younger (1497 or 1498-1543). Artist associated with 296 portraits, Sitter associated with 12 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Kratzer is portrayed holding a pair of dividers and an unfinished polyhedral dial, the gnomons of which lie on the table, with a pivoting rule, ruling knife, burin, scissors and another dialling instrument. The piece of paper is inscribed in Latin: 'The portrait of Nicolaus Kratzer of Munich, a Bavarian, taken from life when he was completing his forty-first year'. The portrait is a version after Holbein's original now in the Louvre, Paris.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 359