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 Sir Richard Southwell - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Portrait of Sir Richard Southwell
Sir Richard Southwell  1536 - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Sir Richard Southwell 1536
The Ambassadors [detail: 2] (or Jean de Dinteville... - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
The Ambassadors [detail: 2] (or Jean de Dinteville...
Anna Meyer - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Anna Meyer
Portrait of Sir Henry Guildford 1527 - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Portrait of Sir Henry Guildford 1527
Henry VIII and Henry VII 1537 - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Henry VIII and Henry VII 1537
The Arrogance of Rehoboam c. 1530 - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
The Arrogance of Rehoboam c. 1530
Portrait of Robert Cheseman - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Portrait of Robert Cheseman
Meyer Madonna - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Meyer Madonna
Portrait of an Unknown Lady c. 1541 - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Portrait of an Unknown Lady c. 1541
Thomas Wriothesley  First Earl of Southampton ca. 1535 - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Thomas Wriothesley First Earl of Southampton ca. 1535
Portrait of John Chambers 1543 - Hans, the Younger Holbein - www.hans-holbein.org
Portrait of John Chambers 1543

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