Holbein, Hans the Younger (1497-1543) by Scholes, Robert

Hans the Younger Holbein (1497 – 1543) When English critics refer to they usually mean Hans the younger rather than his father, who was also a well-known painter, because Hans the younger spent a lot of time in England, where he became the major portrait painter at the court of Henry VIII. He got there by way of a letter from the humanist Erasmus, introducing him to Thomas More, and, after a return to his home city of Basle in Switaerland, he returned to London for a longer stay, and gave us our major visual record of the denizens of King Henry’s court. Holbein,

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