• The King’s Painter

  • The Life of Hans Holbein
  • By: Franny Moyle
  • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From a distinguished art historian, a dramatic reappraisal of Renaissance master Hans Holbein, whose art shaped politics and immortalized the Tudors

Hans Holbein the Younger is chiefly celebrated for his beautiful and precisely realized portraiture, which includes representations of Henry VIII, his advisors Thomas More and Thomas Cromwell, his wives Jane Seymour and Anne of Cleves, and an array of the Tudor lords and ladies encountered during the course of two sojourns in England. But beyond these familiar images, which have come to define our perception of the age, Holbein was a multifaceted genius: a humanist, satirist, and political propagandist, and a deft man whose work was rich in layers of symbolism and allusion.

In The King’s Painter, biographer Franny Moyle traces and analyzes the life and work of an extraordinary artist against the backdrop of an era of political turbulence and cultural transformation, to which his art offers a subtle and endlessly refracting mirror. It is a work of serious scholarship written for a wide audience.

©2021 Franny Moyle. Published in 2021 by Abrams Press, an imprint of ABRAMS, New York. All rights reserved. (P)2022 Blackstone Publishing

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