This painting is one of the most famous portraits of Erasmus of Rotterdam (Rotterdam, 1469 - Basel, 1536). Holbein represents this famous Dutch humanist, who was also one of the greatest moralists of the Renaissance, in an interior.
The background of the painting consists of a green wall tapestry with fabulous animals and yellow and red flowers, and woodwork (perhaps the doorframe). The scientist, wearing a barrette and warmly dressed, is busy writing on a sheet of paper, probably a parchment, resting itself on a book with an inclined red binding.
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- Maintenance :
- Eviter toute source d'humidité et de lumière directe. Ne pas plier la feuille
- Artist :
- Félix Henri Bracquemond (1833-1914)
- Art movement :
- 16th century
- Editor :
- Ateliers d'art de la Rmn-GP
- Original work kept at :
- Chalcographie du Louvre