Olga's Gallery

Hans Holbein the Younger

Portrait of Nicholas Kratzer.

1528. Oil on wood. Louvre, Paris, France. Read Note.

Hans Holbein. Portrait of Nicholas Kratzer.

Nicholas Kratzer (c. 1497- c.1550) was a native of Munich, who came to England in 1516 and was employed by both Thomas More and Cardinal Wolsey (whose downfall occurred a year after the portrait was painted). Kratzer remained in England until his death. He was a friend of Holbein