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Portrait of Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger

ca. 1540-1542

Hans Holbein the Younger

The German artist Hans Holbein the Younger became the portrait painter to the court of Henry VIII and high society in London. This work represents a daring balance between classical idealism and the naturalism of the period. Timeless in its exclusive focus, the profile of Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger, an English noble beheaded for treason at the age of 33, recalls an ancient bust or medallion. Simplicity of composition is combined with the precision of detail and sophistication of the rendering that were characteristic of the northern schools.

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: APF

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: APF

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: APF

Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger
Title: Portrait of Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger
Geography: United Kingdom
Date: ca. 1540-1542
Medium: oil on canvas
Classification: graphic arts (drawing, painting, engraving, calligraphy)
Dimensions: 42.5 x 2.5 cm
Inventory number: LAD 2014.011
Contact for images: [email protected]
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