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Hans Holbein - The Artist's Family.

1528. Oil on paper mounted on wood. Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland. More.

Hans Holbein. The Artist's Family.
The Artist’s Family. Hans married the widow of a soldier Elsbeth Bingenstok in 1519. They had 4 children. On the picture Elsbeth is with Philip (born 1521) and Catarina (born in 1526 when her father left for England). Philip Holbein studied later in Paris and became a gold- and silversmith in the Augsburg court of Emperor Maximilian. Elsbeth, who was separated from her husband for years at a time, brought up their children alone. She eventually had to sell the painting to make ends meet

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