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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Portrait of a Young Woman - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Portrait of a Young Woman
Portrait of Henry VIII (1491-1547), half-length, with... - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Portrait of Henry VIII (1491-1547), half-length, with...
Portrait of Henry VIII (1491-1547), half-length, with... - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Portrait of Henry VIII (1491-1547), half-length, with...
Portrait Of Unknown Lady With A Squirrel And Starling... - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Portrait Of Unknown Lady With A Squirrel And Starling...
Portrait Of A Man Supposedly Anton The Good Duke Of... - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Portrait Of A Man Supposedly Anton The Good Duke Of...
St Ursula c. 1523 - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
St Ursula c. 1523
Portrait of Lady Mary Guildford c. 1527 - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Portrait of Lady Mary Guildford c. 1527
Portrait of Erasmus of Rotterdam 1530 - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Portrait of Erasmus of Rotterdam 1530
Sir Thomas Elyot  1532-33 - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Sir Thomas Elyot 1532-33
Sir Thomas More 1527-28 - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Sir Thomas More 1527-28
The Ambassadors [detail: 1] (or Jean de Dinteville... - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
The Ambassadors [detail: 1] (or Jean de Dinteville...
Portrait of a Member of the Wedigh Family 1533 - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Portrait of a Member of the Wedigh Family 1533

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