Holbein in England

28 Sep 2006 – 7 Jan 2007

Event times

Exhibitions 10.00'17.40 (last admission 17.00) Closed 24'26 December

Cost of entry

Free to Tate Members. Combined ticket with Turner Prize £12 (£10 concessions). Family £28. Book now on 020 7887 8888. Advance bookings subject to a £1.50 transaction charge (free for Tate Members). Groups £9 (£7 concessions) on pre-booked groups of 10 or more (Mon'Fri).

Tate Britain

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 88,77A,C10
  • Pimlico
  • Vauxhall

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Hans Holbein (1497/8'1543) was the first great British artist, and is regarded as one of the greatest artists of all time. He moved to England from Basel in 1526'8 and then again in 1532'43, an extremely turbulent time in English history when all around were losing their heads. His arrival effectively brought the Renaissance in painting from continental Europe to Britain. This major exhibition, which includes numerous remarkable loans from around the world, concentrates on the work Holbein produced in England under the patronage of the Tudor court and for King Henry VIII. Through an outstanding collection of paintings brought together from around the world, this exhibition documents the thrill of the court and life in Tudor England, reflecting the unsettled history and politics of the time.

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