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 Jane Pemberton c. 1540 - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Portrait of Jane Pemberton c. 1540
Portrait of Christina of Denmark - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Portrait of Christina of Denmark
Model of the `Zum Tanz` house (reconstruction) - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Model of the `Zum Tanz` house (reconstruction)
Portrait of Charles Brandon - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Portrait of Charles Brandon
Portrait of Sir Nicholas Poyntz (1510-1557) - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Portrait of Sir Nicholas Poyntz (1510-1557)
The Entombment - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
The Entombment
Adam and Eve 1517 - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Adam and Eve 1517
Portrait of Henry Howard, the Earl of Surrey 1541-43 - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Portrait of Henry Howard, the Earl of Surrey 1541-43
Studies of the Hands of Erasmus of Rotterdam c. 1523 - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Studies of the Hands of Erasmus of Rotterdam c. 1523
Portrait of Jakob Meyer zum Hasen (2)  1516 - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Portrait of Jakob Meyer zum Hasen (2) 1516
The Artist's Family 1528 - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
The Artist's Family 1528
Portrait of Bonifacius Amerbach 1519 - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Portrait of Bonifacius Amerbach 1519

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