1) Portrait of a Young Man, originally attributed to Hans Holbein the Younger, now however it is given instead to his tragically short-lived older brother, Ambrosius.
Portrait of a Young Man & Design with 3 scriptural subjects by Ambrosius Holbein, c. 1518
© British Museum
- 1) brush drawing in grey & black wash, touched with red chalk & pen & brown ink; 2) Indian ink on a dark background heightened with white chalk
- 1) 14.8 x 12.2 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £800 ( Total: £800)
- Acquired in:
- Kerrich family
As this work reveals, Ambrosius treats his portraits with great sensitivity and refinement. Presumably this piece was intended to be a finished work of art rather than a study for a painting. 2) Design with images of Lot and his Daughters, Intoxication of Noah and Judith and Holofernes in a Renaissance frame.
Collection of Thomas Kerrich.