Definition of Hans Holbein from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Hans Holbein

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(also Hans Holbein the Younger)
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(1497-1543) a German painter who from 1526 lived and worked in England. He was made the official royal painter in 1536 and is best known for his paintings of King Henry VIII and his court. One of his greatest paintings, The Ambassadors (1533), is in the National Gallery, London.