Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/98–1543) was among the most skilled, versatile, and inventive artists of the European Renaissance. This symposium will feature presentations from an international group of experts, focusing on Holbein’s varied contributions to the development of sixteenth-century art. Speakers will explore both the material and the conceptual underpinnings of Holbein’s portrait practice, his activities as a designer of prints and metalwork, and the early history of reception in Tudor England.
The symposium takes place in conjunction with Holbein: Capturing Character, on view at the Morgan through May 15, 2022. Co-organized with the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, this is the first major exhibition dedicated to Holbein the Younger in the United States.
The symposium will take place in the Morgan's Gilder Lehrman Hall in compliance with all current city guidelines. Click here for more information about our visitor guidelines and safety protocols.
Flexibility and Rapport: Holbein's Working Method
Anne T. Woollett, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Inherent Ingenuity: Holbein’s Portrait of Georg Gisze (1532)
Alexander Marr, Cambridge University
Drawing in Time: Portrait Studies by Holbein and His Contemporaries
Austėja Mackelaitė, Morgan Library & Museum, New York
The Contexts for Character in Holbein’s Narrative Prints
Jeanne Nuechterlein, York University
Metalwork Design Drawings from the Circle of Hans Holbein the Younger
Olenka Horbatsch, British Museum, London
"Foolish Curiosity": Holbein's Earliest English Afterlives
Adam Eaker, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Becoming Holbein: Art and Portraiture
Jochen Sander, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main