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Hans Holbein the Younger

(1497 or 1498-1543), Painter, printmaker and designer; son of Hans Holbein the Elder

Sitter associated with 25 portraits
Artist associated with 315 portraits
Painter, printmaker and designer, best known for the compelling realism of his portraits. He learnt painting from his father, Hans Holbein the Elder, and worked in Basle, Switzerland, before moving to England in 1526-28. He returned in 1531/2 and remained here until his death. He depicted some of the most prominent figures at the court of Henry VIII. Over eighty of his portrait drawings survive, in addition to miniatures and full-length portraits in oil, providing a remarkable document of the period. The demand for his work increased in the years following his death due to both the importance of his sitters and his own fame and reputation as an artist. As a result there was a lively market for copies of his portraits.

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King Henry VIII, after Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG 324

King Henry VIII

after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on panel, probably 17th century
On display at Museum of London, London
NPG 324

Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex, after Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D19228

Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex

after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on paper, (circa 1525-1550)
NPG D19228

Sir Thomas More, after Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D39011

Sir Thomas More

after Hans Holbein the Younger
albumen print, (circa 1527)
NPG D39011

Sir Thomas More, after Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D39012

Sir Thomas More

after Hans Holbein the Younger
red tonal carbon print, (circa 1527)
NPG D39012

Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex, after Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D36562

Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex

after Hans Holbein the Younger
photographic print, (circa 1533-1534)
NPG D36562

Sir Thomas More, his father, his household and his descendants, after Rowland Lockey, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D39014

Sir Thomas More, his father, his household and his descendants

after Rowland Lockey, after Hans Holbein the Younger
gelatin silver print, (1593-1594)
NPG D39014

Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, by Lucas Vorsterman, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D24214

Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk

by Lucas Vorsterman, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D24214

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, attributed to Wenceslaus Hollar, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D24232

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

attributed to Wenceslaus Hollar, after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching, possibly 17th century
NPG D24232

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, possibly by Wenceslaus Hollar, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D24233

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

possibly by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching, possibly 17th century
NPG D24233

Hans Holbein the Younger, after Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D24346

Hans Holbein the Younger

after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching and line engraving, 17th century
NPG D24346

John Fisher, by D.L., after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D35478

John Fisher

by D.L., after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D35478

John Fisher, by D.L., after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D35479

John Fisher

by D.L., after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D35479

Hans Holbein the Younger, after Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D45763

Hans Holbein the Younger

after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching and line engraving, 17th century
NPG D45763

Hans Holbein the Younger, after Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D45764

Hans Holbein the Younger

after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching and line engraving, 17th century
NPG D45764

Hans Holbein the Younger, published by Musaeo Feschiano (Faesch Museum), after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D45765

Hans Holbein the Younger

published by Musaeo Feschiano (Faesch Museum), after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching and line engraving, 17th century
NPG D45765

Lady Jane Grey, by Magdalena de Passe, by  Willem de Passe, published by  Frans van den Wyngaerde (Wijngaerde), after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D21393

Lady Jane Grey

by Magdalena de Passe, by Willem de Passe, published by Frans van den Wyngaerde (Wijngaerde), after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, 1620
NPG D21393

Lady Jane Grey, by Magdalena de Passe, by  Willem de Passe, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D19952

Lady Jane Grey

by Magdalena de Passe, by Willem de Passe, after Hans Holbein the Younger
engraving, published 1620
NPG D19952

Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, by Lucas Vorsterman, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D32038

Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk

by Lucas Vorsterman, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D32038

Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, by Lucas Vorsterman, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D32039

Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk

by Lucas Vorsterman, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D32039

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