A Master of Ambiguity
Hans Holbein evoked his subjects with uncanny verisimilitude, but leaves us to guess at his opinions of them.
The King’s Painter: The Life and Times of Hans Holbein
by Franny Moyle
Holbein: Capturing Character
an exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, October 19, 2021–January 9, 2022; and the Morgan Library and Museum, New York City, February 11–May 15, 2022
March 24, 2022 issue