Holbein and Thomas More: An Intimate Portrait

Thursday, March 17, 2022, 6:30 PM
$20; $15 for Morgan Members; free for students with a valid ID

Holbein and Thomas More: An Intimate Portrait

Xavier F. Salomon

Hans Holbein the Younger’s portrait of Sir Thomas More, painted in 1527, is one of the pinnacles of the artist’s career. Xavier F. Salomon, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, The Frick Collection, explores the friendship between artist and sitter, which developed during Holbein’s first trip to London, and the wider network of scholarly exchanges that informed the creation of this work of art.

The lecture 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.

*The exhibition Holbein: Capturing Character will be open at 5:30 PM for program attendees. 

Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/98–1543)
Sir Thomas More, 1527
Oil on panel
29 1/2 x 23 3/4 in. (74.9 x 60.3 cm)
The Frick Collection, New York, 1912.1.77


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