Olga's Gallery

Hans Holbein the Younger


Portrait of Lais Corinthiaca.

1526. Oil on wood. Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland. Read Note.

Hans Holbein. Portrait of Lais Corinthiaca.

Lais Corinthiaca was said to have been the mistress of the ancient Greek artist Apelles, her personage signifies Mercenary Love. A friend of Holbein’s, one Magdalena Offenburg, a woman of negotiable virtue, sat for the picture