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Portrait of a Young Woman with a White Coif, 1541

Oil and tempera on panel
4 3/8 in diameter
11.1 cm diameter
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles
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In the collection of European Painting and Sculpture at LACMA.

Mr. and Mrs. Allan C. Balch …

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In the collection of European Painting and Sculpture at LACMA.

Mr. and Mrs. Allan C. Balch Collection (M.44.2.9)

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Hans Holbein the Younger
German, 1497–1543
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Considered one of the great portraitists of the 16th century, Hans Holbein came from a family of artists; his father, Hans Holbein the Elder, and his uncle Sigmund were renowned for their late Gothic painting. While living in Basel, Switzerland, Holbein the Younger gained recognition for his woodcut book illustrations, and met the famous Dutch scholar Erasmus, who invited him to illustrate his satire The Praise of Folly. Holbein also illustrated Martin Luther’s German translation of the Bible and produced a famous set of 41 woodcuts depicting the medieval Dance of Death. He later moved to London, where he became court painter to Henry VIII. Epitomizing the Northern Renaissance with his meticulously detailed style, Holbein produced more than 100 miniature and full-size portraits at Henry VIII’s court, of subjects including Thomas More, Thomas Cromwell, and the king himself.

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About the work
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles
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In the collection of European Painting and Sculpture at LACMA.

Mr. and Mrs. Allan C. Balch …

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In the collection of European Painting and Sculpture at LACMA.

Mr. and Mrs. Allan C. Balch Collection (M.44.2.9)

Medium
Painting
Image rights
Image provided by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Hans Holbein the Younger
German, 1497–1543
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Considered one of the great portraitists of the 16th century, Hans Holbein came from a family of artists; his father, Hans Holbein the Elder, and his uncle Sigmund were renowned for their late Gothic painting. While living in Basel, Switzerland, Holbein the Younger gained recognition for his woodcut book illustrations, and met the famous Dutch scholar Erasmus, who invited him to illustrate his satire The Praise of Folly. Holbein also illustrated Martin Luther’s German translation of the Bible and produced a famous set of 41 woodcuts depicting the medieval Dance of Death. He later moved to London, where he became court painter to Henry VIII. Epitomizing the Northern Renaissance with his meticulously detailed style, Holbein produced more than 100 miniature and full-size portraits at Henry VIII’s court, of subjects including Thomas More, Thomas Cromwell, and the king himself.

Portrait of a Young Woman with a White Coif, 1541

Oil and tempera on panel
4 3/8 in diameter
11.1 cm diameter
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