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Hans Holbein: His Life and Works in 500 Images: An illustrated exploration of the artist, his life and context, with a gallery of his paintings and drawings Hardcover – Illustrated.


Hans Holbein the Younger's life is discovered through his artworks, his family, his patrons and the people who met him. Born into a family of talented artists, Holbein learnt to be a draughtsman, a painter, a portraitist, and a designer for woodcuts. What could not be taught was his remarkable skill as a portrait painter. From an Augsburg workshop as a youth, he would achieve high status as Painter to the King at the English court of Henry VIII. Holbein had a talent to engage with his clients, proven by repeated commissions. He could capture a moment in time, from Erasmus sitting in his study in Basel, to rich Hanseatic merchants seated in their London offices. His gift as a painter was grounded in a sound knowledge of pigments, practical costings and time required to complete a work. In his lifetime he created a unique portfolio of ground-breaking art, predominantly in portraiture. This glorious and comprehensive volume is both a biography and gallery of his work.


  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Lorenz Books (1 July 2022).
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English.
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 256 pages.
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0754835286.
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0754835288.
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 22.5 x 2.16 x 29.16 cm.

Hans Holbein: His Life and Works in 500 Images

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