Holbein: Capturing Character in the Renaissance

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Oct 19 2021 - Jan 9 2022

The versatile German artist Hans Holbein the Younger created captivating portraits for a wide range of patrons, including scholars, statesmen, and courtiers, in 16th-century Basel and Tudor England. 

Holbein’s compelling drawings and paintings, enriched by inscriptions and evocative objects, offer eloquent visual statements of personal identity. Explore the splendid Renaissance culture of erudition, self-definition, luxury, and wit in the first major presentation of Holbein’s art in the United States.

Co-organized by the Getty Museum and the Morgan Library & Museum.

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