Hans, the Younger Holbein (c. 1497 - between 7 October and 29 November 1543) was a German artist and printmaker who worked in a Northern Renaissance style. He is best known for his numerous portraits and his woodcut series of the Dance of Death, and is widely considered one of the finest portraitists of the Early Modern Period.

Holbein was born in Augsburg, and learned how to paint from his father Hans Holbein the Elder. In 1515 he and his brother Ambrosius Holbein went to Basel, where they designed prints, murals and stained glass. During this period, Holbein drew a famous series of pen and ink illustrations in the margins of a book owned by his schoolmaster, The Praise of Folly, by the Dutch humanist Erasmus. Holbein was introduced to Erasmus, and later painted three portraits of him.


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Signboard for a Schoolmaster 1516 - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Signboard for a Schoolmaster 1516
Portrait of Henry VIII 1540 - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Portrait of Henry VIII 1540
Portrait of Thomas Cromwell c. 1533 - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Portrait of Thomas Cromwell c. 1533
The Ambassadors [detail: 5] (or Jean de Dinteville... - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
The Ambassadors [detail: 5] (or Jean de Dinteville...
Portrait of Catherine Howard 1540-41 - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Portrait of Catherine Howard 1540-41
Sir Thomas More 1527 - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Sir Thomas More 1527
Portrait of Elizabeth when a princess, three-quarter... - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Portrait of Elizabeth when a princess, three-quarter...
Self-Portrait  1542-43 - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Self-Portrait 1542-43
Portrait of Anne of Cleves c. 1539 - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Portrait of Anne of Cleves c. 1539
Henry VIII and the Barber Surgeons c. 1543 - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Henry VIII and the Barber Surgeons c. 1543
Portrait of Erasmus of Rotterdam Writing 1523 - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Portrait of Erasmus of Rotterdam Writing 1523
Portrait of Jane Seymour c. 1537 - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Portrait of Jane Seymour c. 1537

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