The Berger Collection

Collection: Hans Holbein the Younger and Studio (1497/8-1543)

Hans Holbein the Younger and Studio (1497/8-1543)

Hans Holbein the Younger was born in Augsburg, Bavaria (now southern Germany). He first came to England in 1526 and settled permanently in London in 1532. He probably entered royal service the following year and by 1536 had become Henry VIII's court painter and designer. He was given a workshop in the tower of Whitehall Palace. One of his chief works for Henry was a dynastic group portrait of the king, his queen Jane Seymour, and his parents, Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. He also painted numerous portraits of the leading figures of Henry's court as well as a number of religious works.