Simon George of Cornwall (detail), about 1535-40, Hans Holbein the Younger, mixed technique on panel. Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main Simon George of Cornwall (detail), about 1535-40, Hans Holbein the Younger, mixed technique on panel. Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main

The 16th-century German artist Hans Holbein the Younger created portraits for a wide range of patrons, including scholars, statesmen, and courtiers, in Switzerland and England. Holbein’s drawings and paintings, enriched by inscriptions and evocative objects, offer richly detailed visual statements of personal identity. Explore the Renaissance culture of scholarship, self-definition, luxury, and wit in the first major presentation of Holbein’s art in the United States.

Supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

This exhibition is presented in English and Spanish. It is one of a series that will test ways to make the presentations in our galleries more welcoming and accessible.

Esta exhibición se presenta en inglés y en español. Es parte de una serie de exhibiciones bilingües que pondrá a prueba varias formas de hacer el contenido que presentamos en nuestras galerías más acogedor y accesible.

Selected Works

Publication

Holbein: Capturing Character

Edited by Anne T. Woollett, with contributions by Austėja Mackelaitė, John T. McQuillen, and others


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