HOLBEIN, Hans the Younger
(b. 1497, Augsburg, d. 1543, London)
Portrait of Erasmus of Rotterdam1530
Oil on wood, 33 x 25 cm
Galleria Nazionale, Parma
This portrait is a later, simplified version of that in the National Gallery, London. The majority of the critics accept it as authentic. In the Web Gallery of Art you can view several portraits of Erasmus by Renaissance painters, such as Hans Holbein the Younger, Albrecht Dürer and Quentin Massys.