The Tudor Society
  • Holbein: Capturing Character Exhibition – The Morgan Library & Museum, New York

    hank you to Tudor Society member Heather for telling me about this exhibition that’s on at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York. It’s on that famous Tudor artist, Hans Holbein the Younger and the exhibition “explores Holbein’s contributions to Renaissance portraiture and celebrates the era’s sophistication and visual splendor.”

    The Morgan Library & Museum website explains that the exhibition spans Holbein’s career, and “In addition to showcasing Holbein’s renowned drawn and painted likenesses of these sitters, the exhibition highlights the artist’s activities as a designer of prints, printed books, personal devices (emblems accompanied by mottos), and jewels.” It really does sound like a wonderful exhibition.

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  • Holbein at the Tudor Court Radio Programme

    Thank you to our resident art expert Melanie Taylor for letting me know about this radio programme which aired today on the BBC Radio 4 programme “In our Time”.

    Blurb: Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the life and work of Hans Holbein the Younger (1497-1543) during his two extended stays in England, when he worked at the Tudor Court and became the King’s painter.

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  • Hans Holbein the Younger by Sarah Bryson

    Hans Holbein the Younger is one of history’s most famous painters and it is thanks to his great skill and talent that we have so many paintings of the people of Henry VIII’s reign, including the great King himself. But who exactly was Hans Holbein the Younger and how did he come to the English court and catch the eye of Henry VIII?

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