He even sent the artist Holbein abroad to paint potential lovers.
It is probable that neither Titian nor Holbein could have shown at so early an age a portrait so admirably conceived and executed.
Is that a figure by Holbein, just started out of the canvas, that I am about to meet?
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.
Remember, Holbein represents the temper of Northern Reformation.
And now it is 1519, and with it the true Hour of Holbein's destiny is striking.
Holbein once made a series of decorations for the organ-case of this church, but they exist no longer.