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Release date: 
Friday, 2 November 2012

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Conserving Holbein's Hans of Antwerp

Its history in the Royal Collection dates back to the reign of Charles I. But when Holbein’s portrait 'Hans of Antwerp' came into royal possession in the 17th century, repairs to the painting already obscured the identity of the sitter. Following two years of conservation and research, staff at Royal Collection Trust have revealed details that had been lost for 400 years and clues as to who Hans of Antwerp really was. The newly conserved portrait is one of 27 works by Holbein to go on display in the exhibition The Northern Renaissance: Dürer to Holbein at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace (2 November 2012 – 14 April 2013). 
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Tweet images from the exhibition

Albrecht Dürer, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, 1498
Albrecht Dürer,
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse,
1498
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Hans Holbein the Younger, Derich Born, 1533
Hans Holbein the Younger,
Derich Born,
1533
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Albrecht Dürer, St Jerome in his study, 1514
Albrecht Dürer,
St Jerome in his study,
1514
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Quinten Massys, Desiderius Erasmus, 1517
Quinten Massys,
Desiderius Erasmus,
1517
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Jan Gossaert, Adam and Eve, c. 1520
Jan Gossaert,
Adam and Eve,
c.1520
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Lucas Cranach the Elder, Apollo and Diana, c.1526
Lucas Cranach the Elder,
Apollo and Diana,
c.1526
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Hans Holbein the Younger, Sir Henry Guildford, 1527
Hans Holbein the Younger,
Sir Henry Guildford,
1527
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Hans Holbein the Younger, Sir Henry Guildford, 1527
Hans Holbein the Younger,
Sir Henry Guildford,
1527
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Key details

Exhibition : The Northern Renaissance: Dürer to Holbein
Location : The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
Dates : 2 November 2012 - 14 April 2013
Buy tickets : www.royalcollection.org.uk/northernrenaissance
Press release   Click here to download

Top tips

- The exhibition’s audio guide is free for all visitors.
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1-Year Pass Enjoy free re-admission for a year if you purchase a ticket directly from Royal Collection Trust.
- Visit The Queen’s Gallery shop for a souvenir of the exhibition.
- Children can pick up a free family activity bag from the Millar Learning Room.
- Click here to learn about the conservation of Hans of Antwerp by Holbein.

View our Flickr set from the event

From The Royal Collection Shop

The Northern Renaissance: Durer to Holbein Hardback

The Northern Renaissance: Dürer to Holbein [Hardback]
£39.95
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The exhibition catalogue provides a rich survey of the art of 15th- and 16th- century northern Europe, including works by Albrecht Dürer and Hans Holbein's portraits of members of Henry VIII’s court.  
 



Northern Renaissance Miniature Softback

The Northern Renaissance [Softback, Mini Catalogue]
£12.95
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A popular and accessible introduction to some of the greatest artists of the Northern Renaissance, placing them in the context of their times and explaining their importance to readers today. 
 

Blogger information

Contact : Hanae Tsuji
T. : +44 (0)20 7839 1377
E-mail : press@royalcollection.org.uk
A selection of images is available from www.picselect.com.