(c. 1497– between 7 October and 29 November 1543) was a German artist and printmaker who worked in a Northern Renaissance style. He is called "the Younger" to distinguish him from his father, Hans Holbein the Elder, a noted painter of the Late Gothic school. He is best known as one of the greatest portraitists of the sixteenth century. He also made a significant contribution to the history of book design, and produced religious art, satire, and Reformation propaganda.

Born in Augsburg, Holbein worked mainly in Basel as a young artist, painting murals and religious works and drawing designs for stained glass and printed books.



Hans Holbein the Younger, Portrait of Edward VI as a Child, Oil and tempera on oak, c. 1538.


Hans Holbein the Younger, Charles Brandon, 3rd Duke of Suffolk


Hans Holbein the Younger, Henry Brandon, 2nd Duke of Suffolk, portrait miniature, 1541. Watercolour on vellum


Hans Holbein the Younger, Darmstadt Madonna (Madonna of Mayor Jakob Meyer zum Hasen).
Limewood, 146.5 ×102 cm, Schlossmuseum, Darmstadt. 1525/26 and 1528