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Holbein

[hohl-bahyn; German hawl-bahyn] /ˈhoʊl baɪn; German ˈhɔl baɪn/
noun
1.
Hans
[hahns] /hɑns/ (Show IPA),
("the elder") 1465?–1524, German painter.
2.
his son, Hans ("the younger") 1497?–1543, German painter who worked chiefly in England.
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  • Is that a figure by Holbein, just started out of the canvas, that I am about to meet?

    Vivian Grey Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • The greater number, if not the whole, must certainly be by Holbein.

  • "Of seven peasants I can make as many lords, but not one Holbein," he said.

  • Its gatehouse and turrets were built for him from plans by Holbein.

  • Copernicus was, indeed, a man of forty when Holbein was painting this Signboard in 1516.

    Holbein Beatrice Fortescue
  • And in 1518 Holbein executed the commission which must have been the envy of every local artist.

    Holbein Beatrice Fortescue
  • And now it is 1519, and with it the true Hour of Holbein's destiny is striking.

    Holbein Beatrice Fortescue
  • He was not yet a printer, as later when Holbein drew a clever device for him.

    Holbein Beatrice Fortescue
  • But in 1520, when Holbein was just married, Oporinus was still a student and Bonifacius unmarried.

    Holbein Beatrice Fortescue
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Holbein

/German ˈhɔlbain/
noun
1.
Hans (hans), known as Holbein the Elder. 1465– 1524, German painter
2.
his son, Hans, known as Holbein the Younger. 1497–1543, German painter and engraver; court painter to Henry VIII of England (1536–43). He is noted particularly for his portraits, such as those of Erasmus (1524; 1532) and Sir Thomas More (1526)
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