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[hohl-bahyn; German hawl-bahyn] /ˈhoʊl baɪn; German ˈhɔl baɪn/
[hahns] /hɑns/ (Show IPA),
("the elder") 1465?–1524, German painter.
his son, Hans ("the younger") 1497?–1543, German painter who worked chiefly in England. Unabridged
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  • It is probable that neither Titian nor Holbein could have shown at so early an age a portrait so admirably conceived and executed.

    Albert Durer T. Sturge Moore
  • Is that a figure by Holbein, just started out of the canvas, that I am about to meet?

    Vivian Grey Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • In a small room, which a portrait by Holbein would have decorated nobly, a canvas by Van Dyck would have been overpowering.

  • The greater number, if not the whole, must certainly be by Holbein.

  • Then there is the express statement of Nicholas Hilliard, who declares himself as the pupil of Holbein in the art of limning.

  • Copernicus was, indeed, a man of forty when Holbein was painting this Signboard in 1516.

    Holbein Beatrice Fortescue
  • Remember, Holbein represents the temper of Northern Reformation.

    Ariadne Florentina John Ruskin
  • And now it is 1519, and with it the true Hour of Holbein's destiny is striking.

    Holbein Beatrice Fortescue
  • Holbein once made a series of decorations for the organ-case of this church, but they exist no longer.

British Dictionary definitions for Holbein


/German ˈhɔlbain/
Hans (hans), known as Holbein the Elder. 1465– 1524, German painter
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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