About the artist
Hans Holbein The Younger (1497-1543) was a German artist and printmaker who was one of the greatest portraitists of the Northern Renaissance. He was known for his precise and detailed drawings and paintings, which were often of religious figures and royalty. Holbein was influenced by the Italian Renaissance and the works of Albrecht Dürer. He was court painter to Henry VIII of England and created many of the iconic portraits of the Tudor monarchs. Holbein also created woodcuts, book illustrations, and designs for stained glass and other decorative art.
Also associated with: The Tudor Monarchs, Henry VIII, Albrecht Dürer, Northern Renaissance, German artist, printmaker.