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Encyclopedia > Ambrosius Holbein
Ambrosius Holbein

Brothers Ambrosius and Hans Holbein
Birth name Ambrosius Holbein
Born c. 1494
Augsburg, Bavaria
Died c. 1519
Basel, Switzerland
Nationality German
Field Painting
Training Hans Holbein the Elder
Movement Northern Renaissance

Ambrosius Holbein (c. 1494 – c. 1519) was a German and later Swiss artist in painting, drawing and printmaking. He was the elder brother, by about three years, of Hans Holbein the Younger and like his brother was born in Augsburg (which today is in Bavaria, but then was a free imperial city), a center of art, culture and trade at that time. His father Hans Holbein the Elder was a pioneer and leader in the transformation of German art from the Gothic to the Renaissance style. In his studio both his sons, Ambrosius and Hans, received their first painting lessons as well as the an introduction to the crafts of the goldsmith, jeweller and printmaker. 1494 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other meanings for Augsburg: See Augsburg (disambiguation) , Augsburg is a city in south-central Germany. ... For other uses, see Bavaria (disambiguation). ... Events March 4 - Hernán Cortés lands in Mexico. ... For other uses, see Basel (disambiguation). ... A stereotypical German The Germans (German: die Deutschen), or the German people, are a nation in the meaning an ethnos (in German: Volk), defined more by a sense of sharing a common German culture and having a German mother tongue, than by citizenship or by being subjects to any particular... For other uses , see Painting (disambiguation). ... Self portrait Hans Holbein (c. ... The Northern Renaissance is the term used to describe the Renaissance in northern Europe, or more broadly in Europe outside Italy. ... 1494 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Events March 4 - Hernán Cortés lands in Mexico. ... For scale drawings or plans, see Plans (drawings). ... Printmaking is the process of making artworks by printing, normally on paper. ... Holbein redirects here. ... For other meanings for Augsburg: See Augsburg (disambiguation) , Augsburg is a city in south-central Germany. ... For other uses, see Bavaria (disambiguation). ... In the Holy Roman Empire, a free imperial city (in German: freie Reichsstadt) was a city formally responsible to the emperor only — as opposed to the majority of cities in the Empire, which belonged to a territory and were thus governed by one of the many princes (Fürsten) of... Self portrait Hans Holbein (c. ... Look up Gothic, goth, Goth in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the European Renaissance of the 14th-17th centuries. ... A goldsmith creating a new ring A goldsmith is a metalworker who specializes in working with precious metals, usually to make jewelry. ...

Portrait of a Boy with Blond Hair, 1516, Basel
Portrait of a Boy with Blond Hair, 1516, Basel

In 1515 Ambrosius lived in the Swiss town of Stein am Rhein, where he helped a Schaffhausen painter named Thomas Schmid with the murals in the main hall of the St George monastery. The next year saw Ambrosius, as well as his brother Hans, in Basel, where he initially worked as a journeyman in Hans Herbster’s studio. In 1517 he was enrolled in a register of the Basel painters' guild and in 1518 he was naturalized as a citizen there. Stein am Rhein with the castle Hohenklingen in the background Stein am Rhein is a town located in Switzerland near the German border, a municipality of the canton of Schaffhausen. ... Schaffhausen (German:  , French: Schaffhouse, Italian: Sciaffusa) is a city in northern Switzerland and the capital of the canton of the same name; it has an estimated population of 33,527 as of March 31, 2005. ... For other uses, see Basel (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Journeyman (disambiguation). ... Jan Gossaert, , c. ...


The Portrait of a Boy with Blond Hair and its companion, the Portrait of a Boy with Brown Hair, are among Ambrosius’ best works of this period. Both are nowadays in the Basel Kunstmuseum.


Ambrosius Holbein ranks among the most important of Basel’s illustrators and prominent „small formats“ artists.

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Works

Portrait of a Young Man, 1518, oil on wood, 43 x 32 cm, Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
Portrait of a Young Man, 1518, oil on wood, 43 x 32 cm, Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
  • Virgin and Child, 1514, Basel, Kunstmuseum
  • Portrait of a Boy with Blond Hair, 1516, Basel, Kunstmuseum
  • Portrait of a Boy with Brown Hair, 1517, Basel, Kunstmuseum
  • Portrait of Jörg Schweiger, 1518, Basel, Kunstmuseum
  • Portrait of a Young Man, 1515, Darmstadt, Hessisches Landesmuseum
  • Nativity, 1514, Donaueschingen, Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Gemäldegalerie
  • Nativity, Munich, Klerikalseminar Georgianum
  • Repose of Mary, Munich, Klerikalseminar Georgianum
  • Portrait of Johannes Xylotectus (Zimmermann), 1520, Nuremberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum
  • Portrait of a Young Man, 1518, St Petersburg, Hermitage Museum
  • Portrait of a Young Man, 1518, (often accredited to Hans Holbein the Younger), Washington, National Gallery of Art
  • Repose of Mary, Vienna, Gemäldegalerie der Akademie der bildenden Künste

Image File history File links Size of this preview: 432 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (2024 × 2807 pixel, file size: 412 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Portrait of a Young Man by Ambrosius Holbein 1518 Oil on wood, 43 x 32 cm The Hermitage, St. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 432 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (2024 × 2807 pixel, file size: 412 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Portrait of a Young Man by Ambrosius Holbein 1518 Oil on wood, 43 x 32 cm The Hermitage, St. ...

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See also

Self portrait Hans Holbein (c. ... Holbein redirects here. ... Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and Wife by Jan van Eyck (1434). ...

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