He even sent the artist Holbein abroad to paint potential lovers.
It is probable that neither Titian nor Holbein could have shown at so early an age a portrait so admirably conceived and executed.
This is not because Holbein cannot give chiaroscuro if he chooses.
In a small room, which a portrait by Holbein would have decorated nobly, a canvas by Van Dyck would have been overpowering.
Secondly, for one line that Holbein lays, Tenniel has a dozen.
Then there is the express statement of Nicholas Hilliard, who declares himself as the pupil of Holbein in the art of limning.
Holbein and Botticelli are the purest types of the two races.
Remember, Holbein represents the temper of Northern Reformation.
Now here is Holbein's ideal of that fairness; here is his "Church as the Bride."
Holbein once made a series of decorations for the organ-case of this church, but they exist no longer.