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Portrait of a Man (Sir Ralph Sadler?)  1535

by Workshop of Hans Holbein the Younger

During his second sojourn in London (1532–43), Holbein catered primarily to Henry VIII’s requests, but he also worked for many courtiers who were eager to have their portraits made by the king’s painter. He began such commissions by capturing the likeness of the sitter on paper. This portrait of an unidentified twenty-eight-year-old man can be directly linked to a preparat...
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art