Biography of Hans Holbein The Younger

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Around 1497 Hans Holbein The Younger was born in Augsburg.

1527 Hans Holbein The Younger. Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling. The subject is believed to be Anne Ashby wife of Francis. The starling is probably intended as a rhyming pun of East Harling, where the family had recently inherited the estate of East Harling Hall. Squirrels nibbling on nuts feature on the heraldry of the Lovell family: the windows of the Church of St Peter and St Paul, East Harling, Norfolk# include two of the family’s arms in stained glass, each showing six red squirrels. The commission may commemorate the birth of a son to the couple in the spring of 1526, but it also showed off their new status as wealthy landowners.

1527 Hans Holbein The Younger 1497-1543.Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling.The subject is believed to be Anne Ashby -1539 wife of Francis Lovell-1552.The starling is probably intended as a rhyming pun of East Harling, Norfolk, where the family had recently inherited the estate of East Harling Hall, East Harling, Norfolk. Squirrels nibbling on nuts feature on the heraldry of the Lovell family: the windows of the Church of St Peter and St Paul, East Harling, Norfolk include two of the family’s arms in stained glass, each showing six red squirrels. The commission may commemorate the birth of a son to the couple in the spring of 1526, but it also showed off their new status as wealthy landowners.

In 1527 Hans Holbein The Younger. Portrait of Henry Guildford wearing the Garter and Inter-twined Knots Collar with St George Pendant. Standing three-quarter length, richly dressed in velvet, fur and cloth-of-gold. Holbein has meticulously shown the varied texture of his cloth-of-gold double which is woven into a pomegranate pattern with a variety of different weaves including loops of gold thread. Similarly, he has carefully articulated the band of black satin running down Guildford’s arm against the richer black of the velvet of his sleeve. A lavish use of both shell-gold paint and gold leaf (which has been used to emulate the highlights of the gold thread in the material) emphasises the luxuriousness of the sitter’s dress and his high status. In his right hand he holds the Comptroller of the Household Staff of Office.

In 1527 Hans Holbein The Younger 1497-1543. Portrait of Henry Guildford 1489-1532 wearing the Garter and Inter-twined Knots Collar with St George Pendant.Standing three-quarter length, richly dressed in velvet, fur and cloth-of-gold. Holbein has meticulously shown the varied texture of his cloth-of-gold double which is woven into a pomegranate pattern with a variety of different weaves including loops of gold thread. Similarly, he has carefully articulated the band of black satin running down Guildford’s arm against the richer black of the velvet of his sleeve. A lavish use of both shell-gold paint and gold leaf (which has been used to emulate the highlights of the gold thread in the material) emphasises the luxuriousness of the sitter’s dress and his high status.In his right hand he holds the Comptroller of the Household Staff of Office.

In 1527 Hans Holbein The Younger. Portrait of Mary Wooton when she was thirty-two commissioned with that of her husband Henry Guildford possibly to celebrate their marriage. Hung with gold chains and embellished with pearls, Lady Guildford embodies worldly prosperity, and with her prayer book she is also the very image of propriety.

In 1527 Hans Holbein The Younger 1497-1543. Portrait of Mary Wooton when she was thirty-two commissioned with that of her husband Henry Guildford 1489-1532 possibly to celebrate their marriage.Hung with gold chains and embellished with pearls, Lady Guildford embodies worldly prosperity, and with her prayer book she is also the very image of propriety.

1527 Hans Holbein The Younger. Portrait of Thomas More wearing a Lancastrian Esses Collar with Beaufort Portcullis and Tudor Rose Pendant.

1527 Hans Holbein The Younger 1497-1543. Portrait of Thomas More 1478-1535 wearing a Lancastrian Esses Collar with Beaufort Portcullis and Tudor Rose Pendant.

Before 1532 Hans Holbein The Younger. Portrait of William Warham Archbishop Canterbury.

Before 1532 Hans Holbein The Younger 1497-1543. Portrait of William Warham Archbishop Canterbury 1450-1532.

1533 Hans Holbein The Younger. Portrait of Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury

1533 Hans Holbein The Younger 1497-1543. Portrait of Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury 1489-1556

1533 Hans Holbein The Younger. The Ambassadors.

1533 Hans Holbein The Younger 1497-1543.The Ambassadors.

1536 Hans Holbein The Younger. Portrait of Henry VIII King England and Ireland

1536 Hans Holbein The Younger 1497-1543. Portrait of Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547

1537 Hans Holbein The Younger. Portrait of Jane Seymour Queen Consort England

1537 Hans Holbein The Younger 1497-1543. Portrait of Jane Seymour Queen Consort England 1509-1537

1538 Hans Holbein The Younger. Portrait of Christina Oldenburg Duchess Lorraine

1538 Hans Holbein The Younger 1497-1543. Portrait of Christina Oldenburg Duchess Lorraine 1521-1590

Around 1539 Hans Holbein The Younger. Portrait believed to be of Elizabeth Seymour Baroness Cromwell Oakham.

Around 1539 Hans Holbein The Younger. Portrait of Anne of Cleves Queen Consort England.

Around 1539 Hans Holbein The Younger 1497-1543. Portrait of Anne of Cleves Queen Consort England 1515-1557.

1540 Hans Holbein The Younger. Miniature portrait of Henry VIII King England and Ireland.

1540 Hans Holbein The Younger 1497-1543.Miniature portrait of Henry VIII King England and Ireland 1491-1547.

Around 1540 Hans Holbein The Younger. Portrait of Edward VI King England and Ireland

Around 1540 Hans Holbein The Younger 1497-1543. Portrait of Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553

1541 Hans Holbein The Younger. Miniature portrait of Charles Brandon 3rd Duke Suffolk.

1541 Hans Holbein The Younger 1497-1543.Miniature portrait of Charles Brandon 3rd Duke Suffolk 1537-1551.

1541 Hans Holbein The Younger. Miniature portrait of Henry Brandon 2nd Duke Suffolk.

1541 Hans Holbein The Younger 1497-1543.Miniature portrait of Henry Brandon 2nd Duke Suffolk 1535-1551.

Before 29 Nov 1543 Hans Holbein The Younger died.

Hans Holbein The Younger.