Hans Holbein the Younger (1497-1543) was a Swiss and German artist renowned for his portraiture and engravings.


Even the Emperor

Hans Holbein the Younger: The Emperor, 1497/1498—1543

Hans Holbein’s The Dance of Death, a series of forty-one miniature woodcuts about the triumph of death, was produced between 1523 and 1525. In making these depictions, the Cambridge scholar Ulinka Rublack observes, Holbein was intensely engaged with the problem of corruption in politics.