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Holbein : Capturing Character

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'This comprehensive survey of the life and works of Hans Holbein the Younger demonstrates how inventive and versatile he was in printmaking, drawing, painting, and ornamental design. . . . Highly recommended' - Choice

A handsome volume exploring Holbein's vibrant visual and intellectual approach to personal identity

Nobles, ladies, scholars, and merchants were the subjects of Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/98–1543), an inventive German artist best known for his dazzling portraits.

Holbein developed his signature style in Basel and London amid a rich culture of erudition, self-definition, and love of luxury and wit before becoming court painter to Henry VIII. Accompanying the first major Holbein exhibition in the United States, this catalogue explores his vibrant visual and intellectual approach to personal identity.

In addition to reproducing many of the artist's painted and drawn portraits, this volume delves into his relationship with leading intellectuals, such as Erasmus of Rotterdam and Thomas More, as well as his contributions to publishing and book culture, meticulous inscriptions, and ingenious designs for jewels, hat badges, and other exquisite objects.

  • Author: Anne T Woollett, curator of paintings at the J. Paul Getty Museum
  • Hardcover: 192 pages | 175 colour and 8 black and white illustrations
  • Date published: October 2021
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781606067475
  • Product Dimensions: 31.5 x 23.8 cm

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