Definition of Hans holbein

1. Noun. German painter and engraver noted for his portraits; he was commissioned by Henry VIII to provide portraits of the English king's prospective brides (1497-1543).

Exact synonyms: Holbein, Holbein The Younger
Generic synonyms: Engraver, Old Master

2. Noun. German painter of religious works (1465-1524).
Exact synonyms: Holbein, Holbein The Elder
Generic synonyms: Old Master

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hans Holbein

Hanoverian line
Hans Adolf Krebs
Hans Albrecht Bethe
Hans Arp
Hans Bethe
Hans C. J. Gram
Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Oersted
Hans Conrad Julius Reiter
Hans Eysenck
Hans Fischer
Hans Geiger
Hans Holbein
Hans Island
Hans Jurgen Eysenck
Hans Zinsser
Hanseatic League
Hansel and Gretel
Hansemann macrophage
Hansen's bacillus
Hansen's disease

Literary usage of Hans holbein

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings edited by John Denison Champlin, Charles Callahan Perkins (1887)
"German school ; history painter, son and pupil of hans holbein the elder, ... He took his great namesake, hans holbein the younger, for his model ; became ..."

2. A.L.A. Portrait Index: Index to Portraits Contained in Printed Books and by American Library Association (1906)
"HOLBEIN,Ambrose, 1484- L'ART (1888) 44:147 hans holbein del. ... hans holbein sr. del. 1511* (with Hans) Siegmund, brother of Hans, sr. ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... Lile and Works of hans holbein (London, J8G<); CHAMBERLAIN, hans holbein (London, 1902); WOLTMAN. Holbein und seine Zeit (2nd ed. ..."

4. History of Painting by Alfred Woltmann, Karl Woermann, Sidney Colvin (1887)
"hans holbein THE YOUNGER and his brother ... hans holbein the younger is in fact a glory not only to Germany but to Europe, and ranks with ..."

5. First Proofs of the Universal Catalogue of Books on Art: Compiled for the by Henry Cole, John Hungerford Pollen, Great Britain Dept. of Science and Art (1870)
"Icones (90) Veteris Testament! ; illustrations of the Old Testament, engraved on wood, from designs by hans holbein (by John and Mary Byfield). ..."

6. Dictionary of Painters and Engravers: Biographical and Critical by Michael Bryan (1886)
"Among the drawings at Berlin is a head of Sigmund Holbein, by hans holbein the younger. His will, made in 1540, bequeathing all his property to his nephew ..."

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