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Lady Meutas, by Hans Holbein the Younger

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Lady Meutas, by Hans Holbein the Younger

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Portrait of Joan, Lady Meutas. Black and coloured chalks with wash on pink-primed paper, 28.3 × 21.2 cm, Royal Collection, Windsor Castle.
Joan or Jane Astley (d. 1577) was the sister of London mercer John Astley. She married the courtier Peter Meutas, who, like Holbein, was involved in Henry VIII's embassies to scout for potential brides. On the right of the drawing is a sketch of interlocked hands wearing rings. The design on Lady Meutas's oval medallion is similar to one of Holbein's designs for a Mary Magdalen medallion.
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Susan Foister, Holbein in England, London: Tate, 2006, ISBN 1854376454, p. 81.
K. T. Parker, The Drawings of Hans Holbein at Windsor Castle, Oxford: Phaidon, 1945, OCLC 822974, pp. 41–42

Hans Holbein the Younger (1497–1543) was a German artist and printmaker who worked in a Northern Renaissance style. He is best known as one of the greatest portraitists of the 16th century. He also produced religious art, satire, and Reformation propaganda, and made a significant contribution to the history of book design. He is called "the Younger" to distinguish him from his father, Hans Holbein the Elder, an accomplished painter of the Late Gothic school.

Hans Holbein the Younger was a German painter and printmaker who worked in a Northern Renaissance style, and is considered one of the greatest portraitists of the 16th century. He also produced religious art, satire, and Reformation propaganda, and he made a significant contribution to the history of book design.

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1540
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Royal Collection of the United Kingdom
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