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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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Hans Holbein the Younger, by Wenceslaus Hollar, published by  Frederick de Wit, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D45759

Hans Holbein the Younger

by Wenceslaus Hollar, published by Frederick de Wit, after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching, 1647 (1543)
NPG D45759

Hans Holbein the Younger, by Wenceslaus Hollar, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D45760

Hans Holbein the Younger

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching, 1647 (1543)
NPG D45760

Hans Holbein the Younger, probably by and published by Lucas Vorsterman, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D45761

Hans Holbein the Younger

probably by and published by Lucas Vorsterman, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, circa 1647-1650s
NPG D45761

Hans Holbein the Younger, by Richard Gaywood, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D45762

Hans Holbein the Younger

by Richard Gaywood, after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching, circa 1647-1665
NPG D45762

Jean de Dinteville, by Wenceslaus Hollar, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D45772

Jean de Dinteville

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching, 1647
NPG D45772

Unknown woman, by Wenceslaus Hollar, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D9674

Unknown woman

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching, 1647
NPG D9674

Jean de Dinteville, by Wenceslaus Hollar, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D9719

Jean de Dinteville

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching, 1647
NPG D9719

Mary (née Wotton), Lady Guildford, by Wenceslaus Hollar, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D9778

Mary (née Wotton), Lady Guildford

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching, 1647
NPG D9778

Sir Henry Guildford, by Wenceslaus Hollar, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D9779

Sir Henry Guildford

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching, 1647
NPG D9779

Queen Mary I when Princess Mary, by Wenceslaus Hollar, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D9852

Queen Mary I when Princess Mary

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching, 1647
NPG D9852

Charles de Solier, Sieur de Morette, by Wenceslaus Hollar, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D9867

Charles de Solier, Sieur de Morette

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching, 1647
NPG D9867

Hans von Zürich, by Wenceslaus Hollar, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D9997

Hans von Zürich

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching, 1647
NPG D9997

Queen Mary I when Princess Mary, by Wenceslaus Hollar, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D8050

Queen Mary I when Princess Mary

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching, 1647
NPG D8050

Unknown woman, by Wenceslaus Hollar, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D18024

Unknown woman

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching, 1647
NPG D18024

Unknown woman, by Wenceslaus Hollar, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D18025

Unknown woman

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching, 1647
NPG D18025

Unknown man (probably Swiss), by Wenceslaus Hollar, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D18028

Unknown man (probably Swiss)

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching, 1647
NPG D18028

Lady Jane Grey, by William Marshall, after  Magdalena de Passe, after  Willem de Passe, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D21394

Lady Jane Grey

by William Marshall, after Magdalena de Passe, after Willem de Passe, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, published 1648 (published 1620)
NPG D21394

Lady Jane Grey, by William Marshall, after  Magdalena de Passe, after  Willem de Passe, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D21395

Lady Jane Grey

by William Marshall, after Magdalena de Passe, after Willem de Passe, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, published 1648 (published 1620)
NPG D21395

Lady Jane Grey, by William Marshall, after  Magdalena de Passe, after  Willem de Passe, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D21396

Lady Jane Grey

by William Marshall, after Magdalena de Passe, after Willem de Passe, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, published 1648 (published 1620)
NPG D21396

Lady Jane Grey, by William Marshall, after  Magdalena de Passe, after  Willem de Passe, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D24989

Lady Jane Grey

by William Marshall, after Magdalena de Passe, after Willem de Passe, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, published 1648 (published 1620)
NPG D24989

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