Hans Holbein, The Merchant Georg Gisze, 1532, Berlin

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    Painter: Hans Holbein (Augsberg 1497-1543 London)
    Date: 1532
    Original location:
    Collection: Berlin: Gemaldegalerie, Staatliche Museen
    Medium and Size: Oak panel
    96.3 x 85.7 cm
    Literature: Buck 1999, p. 88. McCorquodale 1994, p. 282

    Notes:Portrait of Danzig merchant Gisze (1497-1562), a resident of the Hanseatic League's enclave in the Steelyard in London. Carnations indicate this portrait may date to his betrothal to Kristine Kruger.

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