Hans Holbein the Younger

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Hans Holbein the Younger (1497 – 1543) was a German Northern Renaissance painter, specialized in portraits; son of Hans Holbein the Elder. Hans Holbein, the Younger is known for the compelling realism of his portraits, the most notable of which depict the royal court of Henry VIII. [1]



Hans Holbein the Younger, The Ambassadors, 1533.


"The Ambassadors" is the most famous work by Holbein. It is more than just a portrait of Jean de Dinteville and Georges de Selve. It reflects the political relationship between England and France, the religious revolution at the time, as well as his personal philosophy of life. [2]


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