Artist Hans Holbein the Younger, German, 1497-1543
  • Sir Henry Guildford
Date 16th century
Medium Oil on beechwood panel
Dimensions Unframed (irreg.): 4 3/4 × 4 5/8 × 1/8 inches (12.1 × 11.7 × 0.3 cm)
Framed: 5 1/2 × 5 1/2 × 1/2 inches (14 × 14 × 1.3 cm)
Credit Line City of Detroit Purchase
Accession Number 26.290
Department European Painting
Not On View
collection of Eugène Pelletier (Paris, France);
Germain Seligman (Paris, France);
1926, (Jacques Seligman & Co., Paris, France and New York, New York, USA);
1926-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Valentiner, W. R. "The Portrait of Sir Harry Guildford by Hans Holbein the Younger," Bulletin of the DIA 8, no. 3 (1926): pp. 25-28, (ill.).

Exhibition of French Pictures. Exh. cat., F. Kleinberger Galleries. New York, 1928.

Stein, W. Holbein. Berlin, 1929, p. 152.

Freund, F. E. W. "Ausstellung altdeutscher Malerei in den F. Kleinberger Galleries zu New York," Belvedere, vol. 8 (1929): p. 286, (repr.).

Heil, W. Catalogue of Paintings in the Permanent Collection of The Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1930, cat. 103, (repr.) [as Hans Holbein the Younger].

Kuhn, C. L. A Catalogue of German Paintings of the Middle Ages and Renaissance in American Collections. Cambridge, 1936, p. 80, no. 355 [prob. not by Holbein, "Stein believes it to be by a Flemish imitator"].

Richardson, E. P., ed. Catalogue of Paintings. 1944, pp. 62-63, no. 103 [as Hans Holbein the Younger].

Ganz, Paul. The Paintings of Hans Holbein the Younger. London, Phaidon, 1950, no. 76, pl. 119.

Masterpieces of Art in Memory of W. R. Valentiner. Exh. cat., North Carolina Museum of Art. Raleigh, 1959, pp. 145, 157, no. 94 (ill.).

Seligman, G. Merchants of Art: 1880-1960, Eighty Years of Professional Collecting. New York, 1960, pp. 208-210.

Myers, B. S., ed. Encyclopedia of Painting. New York, 1970, p. 234, color pl. 97.

Rowlands, J. Holbein The Paintings of Hans Holbein the Younger. Oxford, Phaidon, 1985, p. 133 [under cat. 25, as Copy B after Holbein's portrait of Sir Henry Guildford at Windsor Castle].