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Hans Holbein: Portrait of an Unknown Man

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One of the greatest artists of the Renaissance, Hans Holbein the Younger was also a complex and fascinating man who knew Erasmus, Thomas More, Henry VIII and many of the sixteenth century's wielders of power and influence. He developed his own distinctive attitudes towards religion, politics and social life as he moved among stalwart burghers, merchant adventurers and the ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 7th 2006 by Pimlico (first published November 1st 1997)
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Orsolya
Could not finish: too much of an art history for me. I will check out other works from the author, though, due to the writing being sufficient.
Velvetink
Holbein is an interesting guy. Up to page 220 so far.
Angela Joyce
After admiring his portraits in so many books about other people, it was good to finally learn about him. A lot of his work makes more sense now. I'm still most fascinated by the Anne of Cleves portrait...
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Aka Jonathan Kane

Derek Alan Wilson (aka Jonathan Kane aka Hugh Preston) is a leading biographer and the author of several critically acclaimed and bestselling books including The Astors; Hans Holbein; and more recently, The King and the Gentleman, about Charles Stuart and Oliver Cromwell.

Derek Wilson graduated from Cambridge in 1961, and spent several years travelling and teaching in Africa befor
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