Hans Holbein the Younger (1497-1543) was a portraitist who painted for the rich and powerful of England.
Hans Holbein the Younger Summary:
- He was born in Augsburg, Germany, and was trained by his father at a young age.
- His knowledge of the human sculptural form and composition came from integrating Italian influences into his work.
- His paintings boast intricate detailing.
- Dutch philosopher Erasmus of Rotterdam recommended him to then-Chancellor of England, Thomas More.
- He became the King’s Painter of the court of King Henry VIII.
Hans Holbein’s Famous Paintings:
- The French Ambassadors (1533)
- Henry VIII (1540)
- Sir Thomas More (1527)
- Erasmus of Rotterdam (1532)
- A Lady With a Squirrel and a Starling (Anne Lovell?) (1526-28)
- Mary, Lady Guildford (1527)