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Design for stained glass

  • Date:

    1910-1914 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Holbein, Hans II the younger, born 1497 - died 1543 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Collotype

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Michael Voggenauer, in memory of his father Josef Voggenauer

  • Museum number:

    E.160-2006

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Hans Holbein the Younger was regarded as the most important portrait painter in England during the Reformation. He began his career in Basel, where he worked mainly as a painter of altarpieces and designer of woodcuts. He visited England in 1526 to 1528 and through Erasmus, he met Sir Thomas More and his circle. Returning to Basel he received commissions from city authorities and produced designs for stained glass and goldsmiths' work. In 1532 he returned to England, where he worked almost exclusively as a portrait painter, mainly under the patronage of King Henry VIII and his courtiers.

Most of Hans Holbein's stained glass designs were produced during his time in Basel beween 1519 and 1526.
This particular design shows John the Baptist and is part of a series known as the Four pairs of Saints which include: Saint Anna and Saint Barbara, John the Baptist and Saint Kathryn, Andrew and Stephen, Virgin Mary and Bishop Pantalus.
The eight drawings were made between 1520 and 1525.

Date

1910-1914 (printed)

Artist/maker

Holbein, Hans II the younger, born 1497 - died 1543 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Collotype

Dimensions

Height: 40.8 cm, Width: 28.2 cm

Descriptive line

Reproduction print of a stained-glass design by the workshop of Hans Holbein the Younger, showing St. John the Baptist with the Agnus Dei

Production Note

Printer unknown.

Subjects depicted

Agnus Dei

Categories

Prints; Stained Glass; Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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