Holbein the Younger

noun
German painter and engraver noted for his portraits; he was commissioned by Henry VIII to provide portraits of the English king's prospective brides (1497-1543)
Syn: ↑Holbein, ↑Hans Holbein
Instance Hypernyms: ↑old master, ↑engraver

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  • Holbein the Younger, Hans — (1497/1498 1543)    German painter from Augsburg, trained by his father Hans Holbein the Elder, who was also a painter. In c. 1514, Holbein the Younger went to Basel where he entered the workshop of Hans Herbster. There he gained a reputation as… …   Dictionary of Renaissance art

  • Hans Holbein the Younger — (c. 1497 ndash; 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… …   Wikipedia

  • Hans Holbein the Younger — Hans Holbein [Hans Holbein] (also called Hans Holbein the Younger) (1497–1543) a German painter who from 1526 lived and worked in England. He was made the official royal painter in 1536 and is best known for his paintings of King ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hans Holbein the Younger — ➡ Holbein * * * …   Universalium

  • the younger — 1 used in comparing the ages of two people who are members of the same family He s the younger of her two brothers. 2 used to refer to the younger of two people (such as a father and son) who have the same name the painters Hans Holbein the Elder …   Useful english dictionary

  • Holbein, Hans, the Younger — (b. 1497/98, Augsburg, Bishopric of Augsburg d. 1543, London, Eng.) German painter, draftsman, and designer renowned for the precise rendering of his drawings and the compelling realism of his portraits, particularly those recording the court of… …   Universalium

  • HOLBEIN, Hans The Younger — (1497/98 1543) Hans Holbein the Younger was born in Augsburg in 1497/98. His subsequent career, however, linked him more closely with Basel in Switzerland and, finally, London. Born some twenty five years after the great Albrecht Dürer,* Holbein… …   Renaissance and Reformation 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary

  • Hans Holbein the Elder — Hans Holbein (c. 1460 ndash; 1524) was a German painter. [cite web|url=http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07385a.htm|title=Hans Holbein|work=Catholic Encyclopedia |accessdate=2007 02 18] He was born in Augsburg, Bavaria and died in las angeles,… …   Wikipedia

  • Hans Holbein (The Elder) —     Hans Holbein     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Hans Holbein     (The Elder Holbein)     A German painter; b. at Augsburg about 1460; d. at Isenheim, Alsace, in 1524. Except that he was born in the Bavarian centre of art, culture, and commerce,… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Holbein (surname) — Holbein is a surname of Germanic origin. It appears to mean hollow leg ( Hol + ); however, it could also have originally meant hollow bone or perhaps even have evolved from Holzbein , which could mean wooden leg or wooden bone .Some notable… …   Wikipedia

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