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 (hōl′bīn, hôl′-), Hans Known as "the Elder." 1465?-1524.
German painter. His religious works include altarpieces for the Augsburg Cathedral (1493) and for the church of Saint Sebastian (1516), also in Augsburg. His son Hans (1497?-1543), known as "the Younger," is noted for his religious paintings and portraits, such as Anne of Cleves (1539).
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(German ˈhɔlbain)
1. (Biography) Hans (hans), known as Holbein the Elder. 1465– 1524, German painter
2. (Biography) 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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(ˈhoʊl baɪn)

1. Hans ( “the Elder” ), 1465?–1524, German painter.
2. his son, Hans ( “the Younger” ), 1497?–1543, German painter, chiefly in England.
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Noun1.Holbein - German painter and engraver noted for his portraitsHolbein - 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)
2.Holbein - German painter of religious works (1465-1524)Holbein - German painter of religious works (1465-1524)
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There is a certain suspicion of 'shadow' in your face, like in that of Holbein's Madonna in Dresden.
Edward Alleyn, from the portrait preserved at [78] his noble foundation at Dulwich, like a fine Holbein, figures, in blent strength and delicacy, as a genial, or perhaps jovial, soul, finding time for sentiment,--Prynne (included, we suppose, in this company, like the skull at the feast) as a likable if somewhat melancholic young man; while Garrick and his wife playing cards, after Zoffany, present a pair of just very nice young people.
That includes the jewel-like royal portraits of HENRYVII,HENRYVIIIAND Queen Elizabeth by leading 16th and 17th century limners Hans Holbein and Nicholas Hilliard which were purchased in 1844 for between PS8,8s and PS42 apiece.
body." In his most representative work, Homage to Holbein,
Artists ranging from Hans Holbein the Younger to Henry Fuseli made their names in the country--and the cities they lived in have the best collections of their work in the world.
1527-1593), the anamorphic, off-centered image of Hans Holbein's The Ambassadors, etc.) all constituted a species of perversion for Galileo.
Henry Kissinger's recent World Order; like Holbein's popular Renaissance painting, expresses the realpolitik perhaps demanded of world powers, while Harold Nicolson's older Diplomacy favours British pragmatism, at least for former world powers.
Hans Holbein the Younger was court painter to which English monarch?
Along with Tannaaf, trained in South Africa by Mike de Kock and fourth to Hans Holbein in the Chester Vase in May, they form a powerful raiding party aiming to capture the last major Flat prize of 2015 before they lose their status as three-year-olds.
Kirklees College's Huddersfield centre welcomed 31 students and three staff from Holbein Gymnasium, Augsburg, on a two-day visit.
Siberian Trans-The 10 United; Rotherham 9 Glover; Danny 8 water; Heavy 7 Flintstone; Fred 6 Holbein; Hans 5 Aristophanes; 4 culpa; Mea 3 Filey; 2 Adele; 1 ANSWERS:
Aidan O'Brien has taken the last three runnings but, for once, the three-pronged Ballydoyle challenge Giovanni Canaletto, Hans Holbein and Kilimanjaro looks limp.