Hans Holbein the Younger’s Timelessness Visible at the Getty

Holbein: Capturing Character
Getty. Kunstmuseum Basel, Amerbach-Kabinett EX.2021.1.59.

Hans Holbein the Younger, Bonifacius Amerbach, 1519. Mixed technique on panel 29.9 × 28.3 cm (11 3/4 × 11 1/8 in.).

Hans Holbein the Younger (1498/99-1543), the subject of Holbein: Capturing Character at the Getty Museum through January 22. Marking the first major U.S. show of Holbein’s work, it features thirty-three paintings and drawings by the artist. 

“A Holbein portrait is a very precise object,” says curator Anne Wollett. “It’s telling that when it comes to identity and the process of finding the right elements to include in the portrait some items were really significant. And I don't think this was a common process amongst other artists in the period.”

Event Information
Start Date: October 19, 2021
End Date: January 22, 2022
Venue: Getty Center