Definition of Holbein the younger

1. Noun. German painter and engraver noted for his portraits; he was commissioned by Henry VIII to provide portraits of the English king's prospective brides (1497-1543).

Exact synonyms: Hans Holbein, Holbein
Generic synonyms: Engraver, Old Master

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Literary usage of Holbein the younger

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1. Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings edited by John Denison Champlin, Charles Callahan Perkins (1887)
"He took his great namesake, Hans holbein the younger, for his model ; became professor at Berlin Academy, where his most famous pupil was Gustav Richter. ..."

2. The Rhine from Rotterdam to Constance: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1884)
"Holbein the Younger (?), Man with a sick child. — CAB. VII.: 204. Gerard Terburg, Woman drinking ... Holbein the Younger, Simon George of Cornwall ; 97. ..."

3. History of Painting by Alfred Woltmann, Karl Woermann, Sidney Colvin (1887)
"HANS holbein the younger and his brother ... Hans holbein the younger is in fact a glory not only to Germany but to Europe, and ranks with ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"... loef assigned, in consequence of a forged inscription, to Hans Holbein the younger. A diptych, with a Virgin and Child, and a portrait of u old man, ..."

5. Holbein and His Times by Alfred Woltmann, Fanny Elizabeth Bunnett (1872)
"Hans holbein the younger.—The year of his birth.—The Augsburg inscription.—Opposing statements.—Portrait of him at Berlin when fourteen years old. ..."

6. The Life and Death of Cardinal Wolseyby George Cavendish by George Cavendish (1905)
"LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS THOMAS WOLSEY, Cardinal FRONTISPIECE From the painting assumed to be by Hans Holbein, the younger. In tht possession of Christ Church, ..."

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