Portrait of Nicolaus Kratzer
|Portrait of Nicolaus Kratzer|
|Artist||Hans Holbein the Younger|
|Medium||oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||81,9 cm × 64,8 cm (322 in × 255 in)|
Portrait of Nicolaus Kratzer is a 1528 half-length oil on canvas portrait by Hans Holbein the Younger. It is now in the Louvre, whilst a copy after it hangs in the National Portrait Gallery. It shows the astronomer Nikolaus Kratzer, a friend of Thomas More and Holbein himself. In his hand he holds a half-finished polyhedral sundial, whilst on the shelves behind him are a semi-circular star quadrant, a shepherd's dial and other instruments.
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