holbein holbein  /ˈhoʊl baɪn/


  1. (n) German painter and engraver noted for his portraits; he was commissioned by Henry VIII to provide portraits of the English king's prospective brides (1497-1543)
  2. (n) German painter of religious works (1465-1524)


  • Shale excavation operated OK’d in Buffalo Township

    By Jodi Weigand, Valley News Dispatch Holbein Inc. plans to excavate and sell shale rock from its new location along Route 356 near Parker Road in Buffalo Township. The township supervisors ...
    on July 11, 2013     Source: The Mckeesport Daily News


  1. "It would be stupid to put on a fat suit," Rhys Meyers says. "I would actually put some weight on. I would gradually make him gruffer and gruffer. You wouldn't see him as you have in the Hans Holbein paintings (Holbein was Henry's court...
    on Mar 27, 2007 By: Jonathan Rhys Meyers Source: Los Angeles Daily News

  2. "In her early years she never had a decent portrait done but that is as much because decent portrait artists were not around then," said Sir Roy Strong, another Elizabeth expert and a former director of the National Portrait Gallery. "Holbein...
    on Oct 18, 2008 By: Roy Strong Source: Times Online

  3. ...the 1966 Academy Award-winning movie of Robert Bolt's play A Man for All Seasons, Robert Shaw was every inch the tarnished yet glittering hero Bolt described: "Not the Holbein Henry, but a much younger man, clean-shaven, bright-eyed,...
    on Feb 29, 2008 By: Robert Bolt Source: Baltimore Sun

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