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Hans Holbein the Younger


The Artist's Family.

1528. Oil on paper mounted on wood. Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland. Read Note.

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