Holbein created a new portrait style characterised by monumentality paired with extreme precision in painting. The young merchant turns to the viewer at a slight angle. Especially expressive are the physiognomy and the play of the hands that are busy with a few objects befitting to the depicted man’s occupation.
oak wood (?)
oben und unten angestückt: Overall: 46,5 x 34,8 cm
Im Hintergrund die Inschrift: Im Hintergrund die Inschrift: ANNO. DNI. 1541. ETATIS. SVAE. 28
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie
Coll. Leopold Wilhelm
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