Holbein [hohl-bahyn; German hawl-bahyn] Examples noun

  1. Hans [hahns] /hɑns/, the elder, 1465?–1524, German painter.
  2. his sonHansthe younger, 1497?–1543, German painter who worked chiefly in England.

Examples from the Web for holbein Contemporary Examples of holbein

  • He even sent the artist Holbein abroad to paint potential lovers.

    Vladimir Putin on Group Sex & More Sex Talk by World Leaders

    The Daily Beast

    September 7, 2012

  • Historical Examples of holbein

  • Is that a figure by Holbein, just started out of the canvas, that I am about to meet?

    Vivian Grey

    Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli

  • The greater number, if not the whole, must certainly be by Holbein.

    Recollections of Dante Gabriel Rossetti

    T. Hall Caine

  • “Of seven peasants I can make as many lords, but not one Holbein,” he said.

    The Harmsworth Magazine, v. 1, 1898-1899, No. 2


  • Its gatehouse and turrets were built for him from plans by Holbein.

    England, Picturesque and Descriptive

    Joel Cook

  • Copernicus was, indeed, a man of forty when Holbein was painting this Signboard in 1516.


    Beatrice Fortescue

  • British Dictionary definitions for holbein Holbein noun

    1. Hans (hans), known as Holbein the Elder. 1465– 1524, German painter
    2. his son, Hans, known as Holbein the Younger. 1497–1543, German painter and engraver; court painter to Henry VIII of England (1536–43). He is noted particularly for his portraits, such as those of Erasmus (1524; 1532) and Sir Thomas More (1526)

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