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Hans Holbein : Self-Portrait, 1542
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Hans Holbein the Younger

[German Northern Renaissance Painter, 1497-1543]

• Relationships: Son of Hans Holbein the Elder.
Brother of Ambrosius Holbein.
• Subject matter:  Specializes in Portraits.
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Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteHans Holbein at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
A Woman, 1532/34

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!
Many works online

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
3 works online by Holbein

Notable SiteKunsthistorisches Museum Databank, Vienna (in German)  

Notable SiteHans Holbein at the Louvre Museum, Paris

Notable SiteHans Holbein at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Portrait of a young woman smiling

Notable SiteHans Holbein at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Study for the Triumph of Riches, ca.1532

Notable SiteHans Holbein at the Louvre Museum, Paris
William Warham

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)  

Notable SiteMauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague

Notable SiteMauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague
Great scans of Mauritshuis paintings, from the 'Memory of the Netherlands' project

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SiteRijksmuseum, Amsterdam   NEW!

Notable SiteStädel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
Portrait of Simon George of Cornwall

Notable SiteThe Royal Collection, London, UK

Notable SiteYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut  
A Hanseatic Merchant

Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford, UK

Ball State Museum of Art, Indiana
Erasmus of Rotterdam, 1530/31

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Denver Art Museum / Berger Collection, Colorado
Edward, Prince of Wales (later Edward VI), 1538

Drawings from the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan

Falmouth Art Gallery, England
Portrait of a man with a beard

Frick Collection, New York City   NEW!
Sir Thomas More
Thomas Cromwell

Galleria Borghese, Rome
Ritratto di Enrico VIII

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
Alphabetically under "H"

Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  

Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil (in Portuguese)  

Palazzo Ruspoli, Rome (in Italian)  
Giovane donna inglese (Young Englishwoman)

Philadelphia Museum of Art   NEW!

Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, Netherlands (in Dutch)  

Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri
Mary, Lady Guildford, 1527

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Germany

State Museums of Berlin
Georg Gisze

State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
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Telfair Museums, Savannah, Georgia
(Click on the artwork title, not the thumbnail, to enlarge the image)

Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands   NEW!
Works from the museum's drawings and engravings collection

Hans Holbein at the The British Museum, London, UK

The Wallace Collection, London, UK   NEW!

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)
Portrait of King Henry VIII, ca.1534-36

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid   NEW!
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Valtion Taidemuseo (Finnish National Gallery), Helsinki, Finland

Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue, London, UK

Virtual Uffizi
Sir Richard Southwell
Portrait of a Man, thought to be Thoma More

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums
5 works online when last checked

D'Outre Manche Database of British Art in French Public Collections

Flemish Art Collection Database, Belgium (in Dutch)  

UK National Inventory of Continental European Paintings (NICE)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteGoogle Art Project
6 works online

Notable SiteHans Holbein at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteHans Holbein at The Artchive  

Notable SiteThe Athenaeum  
134 works online

Notable SiteWeb Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteWebMuseum  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Aiwaz Panopticon

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

California State University WorldImages Database  


El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Humanities Web  

Olga's Gallery

RKD Netherlands Imagebase   NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions

Additional Image Search Tools:
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Bing Images: "Hans Holbein "   
Miscellaneous Sites:
Jacques-Edouard Berger Foundation

Katherine Ara - Paintings Conservation & Restoration
Portrait of Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger

Medieval Macabre
The Hans Holbein Dance of Death

The Modernist Journals Project
(Click "Retrieve Images" to see artworks)

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Hans Holbein   
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Apollo Magazine
Article: "Holbein's portrait of Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger"

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on Christina of Denmark, ca.1538

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling, ca.1526-28

The London Evening Standard
"How the English dumbed down Hans Holbein", 2006 article by Brian Sewell

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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Holbein and England

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Hans Holbein the Younger: A Guide to Research

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The Dance Of Death

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Hans Holbein: Portrait of an Unknown Man

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Hans Holbein


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