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Holbein: Capturing Character

  • Art
  • The Morgan Library & Museum, Murray Hill
Holbein: Capturing Character
Photograph: courtesy of The Morgan Library and Museum
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Time Out Says

This will be the first major U.S. exhibition dedicated to the art of Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/98–1543), who created captivating portraits of courtiers, merchants, scholars, and statesmen in Basel, Switzerland, and later in England and served as a court painter to King Henry VIII (1491–1547). The Morgan’s display will feature around 60 objects from over 20 lenders across the globe, including 31 paintings and drawings by Holbein himself. His work was detailed with inscriptions, insignia, and evocative attributes, conveying truthful likenesses but also celebrating the individuals’ identities, values, aspirations, and achievements. Exclusive to the Morgan’s exhibition is Sir Thomas More (1527)—one of the masterpieces of
Holbein’s first stay in England—depicting the philosopher, statesman and humanist at the height of his political career. More sat for Holbein shortly before he was promoted to Lord Chancellor, the highest-ranking office in Tudor England. Holbein presents his sitter as an authoritative statesman, prominently adorned with a golden chain of office.

Details

Address:
The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave
New York
Cross street:
at 36th St
Transport:
Subway: 6 to 33rd St
Price:
$22 Adults, $14 Seniors (65 and over), $13 Students (with current ID) Free to children 12 and under; Free on Fridays 5-7pm
Opening hours:
Wednesday to Sunday, 10:30am to 5pm

Dates And Times

10:30 AMThe Morgan Library & Museum $22 Adults, $14 Seniors (65 and over), $13 Students (with current ID) Free to children 12 and under; Free on Fridays 5-7pm
10:30 AMThe Morgan Library & Museum $22 Adults, $14 Seniors (65 and over), $13 Students (with current ID) Free to children 12 and under; Free on Fridays 5-7pm
10:30 AMThe Morgan Library & Museum $22 Adults, $14 Seniors (65 and over), $13 Students (with current ID) Free to children 12 and under; Free on Fridays 5-7pm
10:30 AMThe Morgan Library & Museum $22 Adults, $14 Seniors (65 and over), $13 Students (with current ID) Free to children 12 and under; Free on Fridays 5-7pm
10:30 AMThe Morgan Library & Museum $22 Adults, $14 Seniors (65 and over), $13 Students (with current ID) Free to children 12 and under; Free on Fridays 5-7pm
10:30 AMThe Morgan Library & Museum $22 Adults, $14 Seniors (65 and over), $13 Students (with current ID) Free to children 12 and under; Free on Fridays 5-7pm
10:30 AMThe Morgan Library & Museum $22 Adults, $14 Seniors (65 and over), $13 Students (with current ID) Free to children 12 and under; Free on Fridays 5-7pm
10:30 AMThe Morgan Library & Museum $22 Adults, $14 Seniors (65 and over), $13 Students (with current ID) Free to children 12 and under; Free on Fridays 5-7pm
10:30 AMThe Morgan Library & Museum $22 Adults, $14 Seniors (65 and over), $13 Students (with current ID) Free to children 12 and under; Free on Fridays 5-7pm
10:30 AMThe Morgan Library & Museum $22 Adults, $14 Seniors (65 and over), $13 Students (with current ID) Free to children 12 and under; Free on Fridays 5-7pm
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