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Hans Holbein, The Merchant Georg Gisze, 1532, Berlin

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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