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Hans Holbein (the Younger)
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Hans Holbein
(Oskar Batschmann, Pascal Griener )
This far-reaching study is the first comprehensive volume on Hans Holbein in 40 years. It is filled with color reproductions of the Renaissance artist's magnetic portraits, such as the well-loved rendering of the baby Edward, Prince of Wales, wielding his gold rattle like a scepter. Art historians will find the scholarship deep and subtle; all readers will enjoy stories such as the tale about Anne of Cleves, one of Henry VIII's prospective brides. Holbein enhanced her plain looks with regal robes of gold-encrusted velvet. The portrait persuaded Henry to propose; when Anne arrived, though, he called her a "fat Flanders mare." Holbein's reception at court turned chilly as a result: sic transit gloria pictoris. --

Hans Holbein : Portrait of an Unknown Man
(Derek A. Wilson )
Wilson offers an absorbing portrayal of Holbein's intellectual culture and forges convincing links to the many artworks that have been preserved.

Hans Holbein: Paintings, Prints, and Reception
(Mark Roskill (Editor), John Oliver Hand (Editor), Mary Roskill, John Hand )
This study brings together leading scholars from Europe and the United States to consider the art of Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/981543) from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. Generously illustrated and based on the most up-to-date research, the book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in Holbein the Younger and his magnificent art.

The Dance of Death
(Hans Holbein )
In original Latin and English

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