Past Exhibition: Holbein Miniatures

Holbein Miniatures
January 30, 1979 to December 31, 1979
Miniature painting of bust portrait of Renaissance-era woman holding a book

The Frick Collection offered the public a unique opportunity to view two miniatures by the German artist Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/98–1543) representing Margaret and William Roper, members of Sir Thomas More's family. The round watercolor miniatures on vellum were placed in the Living Hall beneath The Frick Collection's oil portrait of Sir Thomas More by Holbein. The miniatures were generously placed on long-term loan at The Frick Collection by The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hans Holbein the Younger, Margaret More (1505–1544), Wife of William Roper, 1535–36. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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