Wednesday

Hans Holbein the Younger - the Meyer family


Diptychon (double portrait) of Jakob Meyer
and his wife Dorothea née Kannengießer, 1516
by
Hans Holbein the Younger (ca. 1497-1543)
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Jakob Meyer, a senior official and sometime mayor
of Basel, became one of Holbein's most important
early patrons. A staunch Catholic, Meyer lost his
political influence during the Basel Reformation


Anna Meyer 1525-6. She was the daughter
of Jacob Meyer. Her loose hair signifying
her virginity.
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Darmstadt Madonna (detail) 3 by Hans Il Giovane Holbein

Portrait of Anna Meyer. Detail of 'The Darmstadt
Madonna' Anna Meyer wears her wedding dress
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The

The Darmstadt Madonna, 1526
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The painting portrays Jakob Meyer with his family
and the Madonna and Child



Preparatory drawing of Jakob Meyer for
'The Darmstadt Madonna'
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...and more details:


Detail of the Madonna and Child


To the left Meyer's first wife, Magdalena
Baer (d. 1511) and to the right his wife
Dorothea, née Kannengießer


Study/Portrait of Dorothea Meyer
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