Holbein: Capturing Character

Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/98–1543) was one of the most skilled, versatile, and inventive artists in Renaissance Europe. Born in Augsburg, Germany, Holbein spent most of his career abroad, in Switzerland and England. The artist created captivating portraits of courtiers, merchants, scholars, and statesmen, and served as a court painter to King Henry VIII (1491–1547). Join Austėja Mackelaitė, Annette and Oscar de la Renta Assistant Curator of Drawings and Prints, and John T. McQuillen, Associate Curator of Printed Books & Bindings, in a lecture to celebrate the opening of Holbein: Capturing Character at the Morgan. The talk will trace the development of the artist’s career, discuss the exhibition’s main themes, and offer new perspectives on some of Holbein's most recognizable images.

*The exhibition Holbein: Capturing Character will be open for program attendees before and after the lecture.

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.

Friday, February 11, 2022, 5:00 PM
Tickets: 
$20; free for Morgan Members and for students with a valid ID (Members and students, please contact the Box Office at (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail tickets@themorgan.org to reserve your tickets.)

Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/98–1543)
A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling (Anne Lovell?), ca. 1526–28
Oil on panel
29 3/4 × 23 1/6 ×4 1/16 in. (75.5 × 58.5 10.3 cm)
National Gallery, London, NG6540
© The National Gallery, London

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail tickets@themorgan.org for information.