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Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/8-1543)

William Reskimer (?-1552) circa 1532circa 1534

RCIN 404422

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Reskimer is shown against a background of vines commonly found in Holbein’s portraits, with hands which twist gently to echo the plant’s leaves. Holbein has taken great care to show the different textures of the sitter’s hair and beard, and the velvet of his coat and cap.