He was court painter to King Henry VIII, when he immortalized not only the King himself, but several of Henry’s prospective spouses, wives and children as well. He also vividly drew and painted merchants, ambassadors and members of the English court. In addition to faithfully conveying the appearance of his sitters, Holbein was among the very first artists to portray real personalities who continue to intrigue and move us. This richly illustrated volume offers glorious reproductions of some forty paintings, as well as perceptive and scholarly accounts of Holbein’s work in its full historical and artistic context. The book includes a 'Who’s Who' in the life and times of Hans Holbein.