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Getty | Aspects of Anne Lovell: Holbein’s Intriguing Portrait of a Lady and a Squirrel

October 23, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Among the most captivating of portraits by German artist Hans Holbein the “Younger is A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling.” Painted between 1526–28, during his first trip to England, this enigmatic work exemplifies Holbein’s sophisticated approach to portraiture, as well as the challenges Renaissance portraits occasionally pose for modern researchers. In this talk, Holbein specialist Susan Foister presents an illustrated talk on the presumed subject, Anne Lovell, and other portraits of women in Holbein’s work. She closely examines Holbein’s painting methods and his remarkable ability to create meaning beyond simple representation. The program concludes with a conversation with Anne Woollett, curator of paintings at the Getty Museum and of the exhibition, “Holbein: Capturing Character in the Renaissance.”
Free | Advance ticket required
Image: A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling (Anne Lovell?) (detail), 1526–28. Hans Holbein the Younger. Oil on panel. The National Gallery London. Bought with contributions from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and Mr. J. Paul Getty Jnr (through the American Friends of the National Gallery, London), 1992. © The National Gallery, London.