HOLBEIN, Hans the Younger
(b. 1497, Augsburg, d. 1543, London)

Portrait of a Man Holding Gloves and Letter

c. 1540
Oil on wood, 33 x 26 cm
Kunstmuseum, Öffentliche Kunstsammlung, Basel

The identity of the sitter is not known, he was probably English. Due to an intensive cleaning the text on the letter became illegible.