Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/1498-1543) was a German painter and woodcut artist; the son and pupil of Hans Holbein the Elder.
He travelled widely in Europe, and was active in England (1527-1528) and (1532-1543); he was court painter to Henry VIII from 1536. He painted outstanding portraits of Erasmus, Thomas More, and Thomas Cromwell; a notable woodcut series is Dance of Death (c. 1525).
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Hans Holbein the Younger was a German artist and printmaker.