Holbein at the Tudor Court

October 9 2023

Image of Holbein at the Tudor Court

Picture: Royal Collection Trust

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

One of the most anticipated exhibitions for Tudor fanatics will be opening at The Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace next month. Holbein at the Tudor Court looks to be an extravaganza of the Royal Collection's most important Tudor works of art, including the famous Holbein drawings amongst other important paintings and portraits.

According to the Trust's website:

Hans Holbein was one of the most talented artists of the 16th century.  From his arrival in England in search of work he rose to royal favour, chosen to paint the portraits of Henry VIII, his family and leading figures, among them Anne Boleyn and Sir Thomas More. By his death, Holbein’s work was as admired by his contemporaries as it is today. His portraits inspired the next generation of artists in their depictions of Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I.

This exhibition showcases one of the most important surviving collections of his work, and includes drawings, paintings, miniatures and book illustrations. Celebrating Holbein’s artistic skill, it explores the career of the artist and the lives of those who commissioned portraits from him, bringing us face-to-face with some of the most famous people of 16th-century England. 

I would also draw attention to the scheduled events, which also look very very compelling (book soon to avoid disappointment, I would say!).

The show will run from 10th November 2023 until 14th April 2024.

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