Portrait of Nicolaus Kratzer

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Portrait of Nicolaus Kratzer
Hans Holbein d. J. - Portrait of Nikolaus Kratzer - WGA11530.jpg
ArtistHans Holbein the Younger
Mediumoil on canvas
Dimensions81,9 cm × 64,8 cm (322 in × 255 in)
LocationLouvre, Paris

Portrait of Nicolaus Kratzer is a 1528 half-length oil on canvas portrait by Hans Holbein the Younger. It is now in the Louvre[1], whilst a copy after it hangs in the National Portrait Gallery[2]. 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.


  1. ^ "Portrait of Nicolaus Kratzer".
  2. ^ Copy of Holbein's portrait of Kratzer from the NPG