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Hans Holbein Portrait of Dirck Tybis oil painting


Portrait of Dirck Tybis
Painting ID::  2421
Hans Holbein
Portrait of Dirck Tybis
1533 Art History Museum, Vienna

   
   
     

Hans Holbein Henry Howard The Earl of Surrey oil painting


Henry Howard The Earl of Surrey
Painting ID::  2422
Hans Holbein
Henry Howard The Earl of Surrey
1541-43 Museum of Art, Sao Paolo

   
   
     

Hans Holbein Dierick Berck oil painting


Dierick Berck
Painting ID::  2423
Hans Holbein
Dierick Berck
1536 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

   
   
     

Hans Holbein Portrait of Jane Seymour oil painting


Portrait of Jane Seymour
Painting ID::  2424
Hans Holbein
Portrait of Jane Seymour
1536-37 Art History Museum, Vienna

   
   
     

Hans Holbein Christina of Denmark Duchess of Milan oil painting


Christina of Denmark Duchess of Milan
Painting ID::  2425
Hans Holbein
Christina of Denmark Duchess of Milan
1538 National Gallery, London

   
   
     

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     Hans Holbein
     German 1497-1543 Hans Holbein Galleries Holbein always made highly detailed pencil drawings of his portrait subjects, often supplemented with ink and colored chalk. The drawings emphasize facial detail and usually did not include the hands; clothing was only indicated schematically. The outlines of these drawings were then transferred onto the support for the final painting using tiny holes in the paper through which powdered charcoal was transmitted; in later years Holbein used a kind of carbon paper. The final paintings thus had the same scale as the original drawings. Although the drawings were made as studies for paintings, they stand on their own as independent, finely wrought works of art. How many portraits have been lost can be seen from Holbein's book (nearly all pages in the Royal Collection) containing preparatory drawings for portraits - of eighty-five drawings, only a handful have surviving Holbein paintings, though often copies have survived. David Hockney has speculated in the Hockney-Falco thesis that Holbein used a concave mirror to project an image of the subject onto the drawing surface. The image was then traced. However this thesis has not met with general acceptance from art historians. A subtle ability to render character may be noted in Holbein's work, as can be seen in his portraits of Thomas Cromwell, Desiderius Erasmus, and Henry VIII. The end results are convincing as definitive images of the subjects' appearance and personality.

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