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One of the greatest artists of the Renaissance, Hans Holbein the Younger was also a complex and fascinating man who knew Erasmus, Thomas More, Henry VIII and many of the sixteenth century's wielders of power and influence. He developed his own distinctive attitudes towards religion, politics and social life as he moved among stalwart burghers, merchant adventurers and the bejewelled denizens of a glittering court. he Elizabethan artist Nicolas Hilliard recognised him as 'the greatest Master in portraiture that ever was'. Yet the range of Holbein's talent went far beyond painting likenesses. He was constantly in demand for trompe-l'oeil murals and intricate jewellery designs, and he revolutionized book illustration. He produced Catholic altarpieces and Protestant propaganda engravings, woodcuts and drawings depicting the stories of the bible. n this fascinating biography, acclaimed historian Derek Wilson gives a fresh account of Holbein's motives and paintings, suggesting that they included coded signals and propaganda about political figures of the time. Hans Holbein- Portrait of an Unknown Man is a controversial reinterpretation which presents the artist as a man inextricably

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844139187
ISBN-10: 1844139182
Format: Paperback
(233mm x 153mm x 24mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Pimlico
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 7-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Derek Wilson

Derek Wilson, one of our leading biographers and novelists, came to prominence thirty years ago, after graduating from Cambridge, with A Tudor Tapestry- Men, Women and Society in Reformation England. This was followed by several critically acclaimed and bestselling books such as Rothschild-A Story of Wealth and Power, Sweet Robin- Robert Dudley Earl of Leicester, The King and the Gentleman- Charles Stuart and Oliver Cromwell 1599-1649, In the Lion's Court-Power, Ambition and Sudden Death in the Reign of Henry VIII and, most recently, All the King's Women- Love, Sex and Politics in the Life of Charles II. He has also written and presented numerous radio and television programmes. In 2003, he launched the annual Cambridge festival, which provides a forum for readers, authors and media presenters to share their enthusiasm for historical fact and fiction. More details can be found on his website- www.derekwilson.com

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