Thursday, February 3, 2011

Holbein, Hans

The Virgin and Child with the family of Burgomaster Meyer
Altar-painting; oil on wood
146.5 x 102 cm (57 5/8 x 40 1/8 in.)
Schlossmuseum, Darmstadt

Hans Holbein (c.1498-1543) was a German artist and printmaker who worked in a Northern Renaissance style. He is best known as one of the greatest portraitists of the 16th century.
He also produced religious art, satire and Reformation propaganda, and made a significant contribution to the history of book design.