File:Erasmus by Hans Holbein the Younger.jpg

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Portrait of Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536)  wikidata:Q28033968 
creator QS:P170,Q4233718,P1877,Q48319
Portrait of Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536)
Object type painting
English: The famous scholar and theologian Desiderius Erasmus (1466/1469–1536) required a large number of portraits of himself to send to his correspondents and admirers throughout Europe. Hans Holbein the Younger painted him several times in Basel, and Holbein's portraits were then often copied. It is not always clear which versions were by Holbein himself, which by his workshop, and which by independent copyists. This version of the type with the closed book has a church background probably added in about 1629 by Hendrik van Steenwijk II.
background added c. 1629
Depicted people Erasmus
Date between circa 1520 and circa 1540
date QS:P571,+1550-00-00T00:00:00Z/7,P1319,+1520-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1326,+1540-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902
Medium oil on lime
Dimensions Height: 54.7 cm (21.5 ″); Width: 32.4 cm (12.7 ″)
dimensions QS:P2048,54.7U174728;P2049,32.4U174728
institution QS:P195,Q1459037
Accession number
RCIN 403036
  • John Rowlands, Holbein: The Paintings of Hans Holbein the Younger, Boston: David R. Godine, 1985, ISBN 0879235780., p. 128.
Source/Photographer Royal Collection
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