National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Edward VI as a Child Hans Holbein the Younger (painter)
German, 1497/1498 - 1543
Edward VI as a Child, probably 1538
oil on panel
overall: 56.8 x 44 cm (22 3/8 x 17 5/16 in.) framed: 80 x 68.6 x 10.2 cm (31 1/2 x 27 x 4 in.)
Andrew W. Mellon Collection
On View
From the Tour: German Painting and Sculpture in the Late 1400s and 1500s
Object 9 of 12

1753Uffenbach, Zacharias Conrad von. Merkwürdige Reisen durch Niedersachsen Holland und Engelland. 3 vols. 1753-1754. Ulm, 1753: 2:376-377.
1755Bickham, George. Deliciae Britannicae, or, The Curiosities of Kensington, Hampton Court, and Windsor Castle, Deliniate. London, 1755: 25, 33, no. 14.
1836Passavant, Johann David. Tour of a German Artist in England. Translated by Elizabeth Eastlake. 2 vols. London, 1836: 1:102, no.5.
1844Molthan, Justus. Verzeichniss der Bildhauerwerke und Gemälde, welche sich in den königlich hannoverschen Schlössern und Gebäuden befinden. Hanover, 1844: 65, no. 12.
1854Waagen, Gustav Friedrich. Treasures of Art in Great Britain: Being an Account of the Chief Collections of Paintings, Drawings, Sculptures, Illuminated Mss.. 3 vols.Translated by Elizabeth Rigby Eastlake. London, 1854: 2:448.
1859Nichols, John Gough. A Catalogue of the Portraits of King Edward the Sixth, both Painted and Engraved. S.l., 1859: 3, no. 2.
1863Franks, Augustus W. "Remarks on the Discovery of the Will of Hans Holbein." Archaeologia 39 (1863): 8-9.
1863Nichols, John Gough. "Notices of the Contemporaries and Successors of Holbein." Archaeologia 39 (1863): 20.
1863Parthey, Gustav Friedrich. Deutscher Bildersaal. Verzeichniss der in Deutschland vorhandenen Oelbilder verstorbener Maler aller Schulen. 2 vols. Berlin, 1863: 1:600, no. 29.
1864Das königlich Welfen-Museum zu Hannover im Jahre 1863. Hannover, 1864: 93, no. 239.
1866Woltmann, Alfred. Holbein und seine Zeit. Leipzig, 1866: 333-334. (Leipzig, 1874 ed., 460-461; English ed., London, 1872: 431-433.)
1867Wornum, Ralph Nicholson. Some Account of the Life and Works of Hans Holbein, Painter, of Augsburg. London, 1867: 322-324.
1876S.n. Verzeichniss der zum Vermögen des Königs Georg gehörenden Gemälde, welche sich in dem Hause Nr. 3 der Landschaftstrasse zu Hannover befinden. Hannover, 1876: 80, no. 440.
1891Eisenmann, Oskar. Katalog der zum Ressort der königlichen Verwaltungs-Kommission gehörigen Sammlung von Gemälden, Skulpturen und Alterthümern im Provinzal-Museumsgebäude an der Prinzenstrasse Nr. 4 zu Hannover. Hannover, 1891: 117, no. 186.
1897Knackfuss, Hermann. Holbein der Jüngere. Bielefeld and Leipzig, 1897: 132, 136, 138, fig. 130. (English ed. Bielefeld and Leipzig, 1899: 147, repro. 138.)
1902Eisenmann, Oskar. Katalog der zur Fideicommiss-Galerie des Gesamthauses Braunschweig und Lüneburg gehörigen Sammlung von Gemälden und Skulpturen im Provinzial-Museum Rudolf v. Bennigsenstrasse 1 zu Hannover. Hannover, 1902: 117, no. 186
1903Davies, Gerald S. Hans Holbein the Younger. London, 1903: 177.
1905Eisenmann, Oskar. Katalog der zur Fideikommiss-Galerie des Gesamthauses Braunschweig und Lüneburg gehörigen Sammlung von Gemälden und Skulpturen im Provinzial-Museum Rudolf v. Bennigsenstr. 1 zu Hannover. Hannover, 1905: 61-62, no. 150.
1907Schmid, Heinrich Alfred. "Holbein, Hans, d. J." In Thieme-Becker. 37 vols. Leipzig, 1907-1950: 17(1924):351.
1907Hanfstaengl, Franz. The Masterpieces of Holbein the Younger: Sixty Reproductions of Photographs. London, 1907: 1, 11, 66, repro. (Reprinted New York, 1912.)
1911Cox, Mary L. "Notes on the Collections formed by Thomas Howard." The Burlington Magazine 19 (April to September 1911): 323.
1912Cust, Lionel. "Notes on the Collections Formed by Thomas Howard, Earl of Arundel and Surrey, K. G. -V." The Burlington Magazine 21, no. 112 (July 1912): 258, no. 30.
1912Ganz, Paul. Hans Holbein d. J.: des Meisters Gemälde in 252 Abbildungen. Klassiker der Kunst 20. Stuttgart and Leipzig, 1912: 242, fig. 122.
1913Chamberlain, Arthur B. Hans Holbein the Younger. 2 vols. London, 1913: 2:164-165, 205, 354, pl. 22.
1917Cust, Lionel. "The Lumley Inventories." Walpole Society 6 (1917/1918): 22, 31, 32, 34.
1920Baker, Charles Henry Collins. "Notes on Syon House Pictures, Part 2." The Connoisseur 57, no. 228 (July 1920): 193, 196.
1920Zoege von Manteuffel, Klaus . Hans Holbein Der Maler. Munich, 1920: 53, repro.
1921Hervey, Mary F. S. The Life, Correspondence, & Collections of Thomas Howard, Earl of Arundel. Cambridge, 1921: 482.
1927Vaughan, Malcolm. "Holbein Portraits in America, Part II." International Studio 88 (1927): 63-64, fig. 66.
1928"Amerika: New-York." Pantheon 1 (1928): 270, 273, repro.
1929Stein, Wilhelm. Holbein. Berlin, 1929: 308, 310.
1929Rutter, Frank. “Notes from Abroad.” International Studio 94 (September 1929): 66, repro.
1931Frankfurter, Alfred M. "Thirty-five Portraits from American Collections." The Art News 29, no. 33 (1931): 4, 27, repro.
1936Kuhn, Charles L. A Catalogue of German Paintings of the Middle Ages and Renaissance in American Collections. Cambridge, Mass., 1936: 83, no. 370, fig. 80.
1937Jewell, Edward Alden. "Mellon's Gift." Magazine of Art 30, no. 2 (February 1937): 79, 82, repro.
1937Christoffel, Ulrich. "Das Kinderbildnis." Die Kunst 75 (1937): 226, repro.
1937"Trends: Art." American Architect and Architecture. 150 (March 1937): 4, repro.
1937Cortissoz, Royal. An Introduction to the Mellon Collection. Boston, 1937: 43.
1938Reinhardt, Hans. Holbein. Translated from the French by Prudence Montagu-Pollock. London, 1938: 102, repro.
1938Waetzoldt, Wilhelm. Hans Holbein der Jüngere: Werk und Welt.. Berlin, 1938: 197-198, pl. 93.
1940McBride, Ruth Q. "Old Masters in a New National Gallery." The National Geographic Magazine 78 (1 July 1940): 17, repro.
1941Held, Julius S. "Masters of Northern Europe, 1430-1660, in the National Gallery." Art News 40, no. 8 (June 1941): 12, 15, repro.
1941Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 98-99, no. 64.
1942National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution. Book of Illustrations. Washington, 1941: 240, no. 64, repro.
1943Ganz, Paul. "Holbein and Henry VIII." The Burlington Magazine 83, no. 488 (November 1943): 272, pl. A.
1944Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds., Masterpieces of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. New York, 1944: 82, color repro.
1945Parker, Karl Theodore. The Drawings of Hans Holbein in the Collection of His Majesty the King at Winsor Castle. London and New York, 1945: 49, under no. 46, repro.
1945Edwin Seaver. Advertisement for Edward VI as Prince of Wales facsimile. Book of the Month Club News. May 1945: cover, inside back cover, color repro.
1948Louchheim, Aline B. "Children Should Be Seen." Art News Annual 46 (1948): 55-56, repro.
1948Schmid, Heinrich Alfred. Hans Holbein der Jüngere. Sein Aufstieg zur Meisterschaft und sein Englischer Stil. 3 vols. 1945-1948. Basel, 1948: 2:376.
1949Paintings and Sculpture from the Mellon Collection. National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1949 (reprinted 1953 and 1958): 64, repro. (Reprinted 1953 and 1958.)
1950Goldblatt, Maurice H. "Leonardo da Vinci and Andrea Salai." The Connoisseur 125, no. 516 (June 1950): 73-74, repro.
1950Ganz, Paul. Hans Holbein: Die Gemälde, eine Gesamtausgabe. Basel, 1950: 235, no. 105, fig. 146. (English ed. The Paintings of Hans Holbein, First Complete Edition. London, 1950.)
1950Christoffel, Ulrich. Hans Holbein D.J. Berlin, 1950: repro. (as “Philadelphia, Nationalgalerie”).
1951King, Marian. Portfolio Number 3. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1951: no. 2, color repro.
1951Whittet, George Sorley. "A Gallery of Art Dealers: P. & D. Colnaghi." The Studio 142, no. 703 (October 1951): 117, repro.
1951Grossmann, Fritz. "Holbein, Flemish Paintings, and Everhard Jabach." The Burlington Magazine 93, no. 574 (January 1951): 21.
1954Tietze, Hans. Treasures of the Great National Galleries. New York, 1954: 112.
1956Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1956: 40, repro.
1957Shapley, Fern Rusk. Comparisons in Art: A Companion to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. London, 1957: fig. 72. (Reprinted 1959.)
1958Cauman, Samuel. The Living Museum: Experiences of an Art Historian and Museum Director Alexander Dorner. New York, 1958: 30-31, 47.
1958Waetzoldt, Wilhelm. Hans Holbein der Jüngere. Königstein im Taunus, 1958: 24, 71, 80, repro.
1958Millar, Oliver. "Abraham van der Doort's Catalogue of the Collections of Charles I." Walpole Society 37 (1958-1960): 108, no. 22, 233.
1960Broadley Hugh T. German Painting in the National Gallery of Art (Booklet no. 9 in Ten Schools of Painting in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC). Washington, 1960: 10, 40-41, color repro.
1960The National Gallery of Art and Its Collections. Foreword by Perry B. Cott, and notes by Otto Stelzer. National Gallery of Art, Washington (undated, 1960s): 20.
1962John Woodward. A Picture History: British Painting. London, 1962: 12-13, repro.
1963Foskett, Daphne. British Portrait Miniatures: A History. London, 1963: 57.
1963Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 120, repro. 121.
1965Cooke, Hereward Lester. Galeria Nacional de Washington. Translated by Maria Teresa de la Cruz. Madrid, 1965: 229-230, fig. 53.
1965Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 68-69.
1966Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds. A Pageant of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. 2 vols. New York, 1966: 1:120, color repro.
1967Strong, Roy C. Holbein and Henry VIII. London and New York, 1967: 14, 17-18, repro.
1967Russell, Francis. The World of Dürer, 1471-1528. Time-Life Library of Art. New York, 1967: 153, color repro.
1968Cuttler, Charles D. Northern Painting, from Pucelle to Bruegel: Fourteenth, Fifteenth, and Sixteenth Centuries. New York, 1968: 318, 415, fig. 558.
1968Galvan, Jose Maria Moreno, ed. Galleria Nazionale di Washington. Madrid, 1968: 35, fig. 6, 27.
1968Saarinen, Aline. “Edward VI as a Child.” McCall’s 96, no. 2 (November 1968): 37, color repro.
1968European Paintings and Sculpture: Illustrations (Companion to the Summary Catalogue, 1965). Washington, 1968: 60, no. 64, repro.
1968Gandolf, Giampaolo et al. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Great Museums of the World. New York, 1968: 13, 104, color repro.
1969Strong, Roy. Tudor & Jacobean Portraits. 2 vols. London, 1969: 91-92, pl. 164.
1970Cooke, Hereward Lester. The National Gallery of Art in Washington. Munich and Ahrbeck/Hanover, 1970: 90-91, color fig. 42.
1971Salvini, Roberto and Hans Werner Grohn. L'Opera pittorica completa di Holbein il Giovane. Milan, 1971: 106, no. 115, pl. 50.
1974Drossaers, Sophie Wilhelmina Albertine, and Th. H. Lunsingh Scheurleer. Inventarissen van de inboedels in de verblijven van de Oranjes en daarmede gelijk te stellen stukken 1567-1795. 3 vols. The Hague, 1974-1976: 1:679, no. 886, 700, no. 10.
1975Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1975: 160, repro. 161.
1975Cinotti, Mia, ed. The National Gallery of Art of Washington and Its Paintings. Great Galleries of the World. Edinburgh, 1975: unpaginated, no. 97, repro.
1975European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 176, no. 64, repro. 177.
1976Langdon, Helen. Holbein. Oxford, 1976: 16, color pl. 45.
1978King, Marian. Adventures in Art: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1978: 33, fig. 11.
1979Hadley, Rollin van N. "What Might Have Been: Pictures Mrs. Gardner Did Not Acquire." Fenway Court (1979): 37, 42, no. 21, repro.
1979Roberts, Jane. Holbein. London, 1979: 85, repro. 84.
1979Watson, Ross. The National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1979: 56, 57, pl. 40.
1979Gelder, Jan Gerrit van. "The Stadholder-King William III as Collector and `Man of Taste'." William & Mary and Their House. Exh. cat. The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, 1979: 35-36.
1981Valdstejna, Zdenek Brtnický z . The Diary of Baron Waldstein: A Traveller in Elizabethan England. Translated and annotated by G.W. Groos. London, 1981: 14, 46-47, color pl. 2.
1983Foister, Susan. Drawings by Holbein from the Royal Library Windsor Castle. London, 1983: 2, 21, 32, 43 under no. 46, fig. 44.
1983Wolff, Martha. German Art of the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance in the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: unpaginated, repro.
1984Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 160, no. 176, color repro.
1985Rowlands, John. Holbein: The Paintings of Hans Holbein the Younger, Complete Edition. Oxford, 1985: 116, 146-147, no. 70, color pl. 32, pl. 110.
1985European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 204, repro.
1985Snyder, James. Northern Renaissance Art: Painting, Sculpture, the Graphic Arts from 1350-1575. New York, 1985: 397, fig. 462.
1986Mittler, Gene A. Art in Focus. Peoria, 1986: 239, fig. 13.13. Fourth ed. New York, 2000: 413, fig. 18.15.)
1987Roberts, Jane. Drawings by Holbein from the Court of Henry VIII. Fifty Drawings from the Collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Windsor Castle. Exh. cat. The Museum of Fine Arts. Houston, 1987: 86, under no. 25, repro.
1987Berenson, Bernard, and Isabella Stewart Gardner. The Letters of Bernard Berenson and Isabella Stewart Gardner 1887-1924. Edited by Rollin van Hadley. Boston, 1987: 25-26,98, 101, 107, 109, 111-112, 118, 166.
1988Brenninkmeyer-de Rooij, Beatrijs, et al. Paintings from England. William III and the Royal Collections. Exh. cat. Koninklijk Kabinet van Schilderijen "Mauritshuis." The Hague, 1988: 39, 60, 117-118, no. 13, fig. 11b.
1989Southgate, M. Therese. "The Cover." Journal of the American Medical Association 261, no. 12 (24/31 March 1989): cover, 1,685, color repro.
1990Campbell, Lorne. Renaissance Portraits: European Portrait-Painting in the 14th, 15th and 16th Centuries. New Haven, 1990: 104, fig. 122.
1990Ainsworth, Maryan W. "`Paternes for phiosioneamyes': Holbein's Portraiture Reconsidered." The Burlington Magazine 132, no. 1044 (March 1990): 182-183.
1991Kopper, Philip. America's National Gallery of Art: A Gift to the Nation. New York, 1991: 157, color repro.
1992National Gallery of Art. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1992: 70, repro.
1993Pointon, Marcia. Hanging the Head: Portraiture and Social Formation in Eighteenth-Century England. New Haven, 1993: 177-178, fig. 206.
1993Hand, John Oliver, with the assistance of Sally E. Mansfield. German Paintings of the Fifteenth through Seventeenth Centuries. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, 1993: 83-91, color fig.
1995Löcher, Kurt. Review of German Paintings of the Fifteenth through Seventeenth Centuries, by John Oliver Hand with the assistance of Sally E. Mansfield. Kunstchronik 43 no. 1 (Januar 1995): 16.
1995Pearson, PLC. "Pearson is delighted to sponsor 'Dynasties'." (Advertisement) Tate: The Art Magazine no. 7 (Winter 1995): back cover, color repro.
1996Hoppe, Felicitas. "Aber der Schöpfer bis Du." Art, Das Kunstmagazin no. 7 (July 1997): 50-51, color repro.
1997Henderson, Anne. "Portraits & Personalities." Washington Parent (November 1997): 14, 15, repro.
1997Bätschmann, Oskar, and Pascal Griener. Hans Holbein. Translated from German by Cecilia Hurley and Pascal Griener. London, 1997: 9, 185, 187, 189, color fig. 245.
1998Klinger, D. M. and Antje Hötter. Die Malerbrüder Ambrosius und Hans d.J. Holbein: Werkverzeichnis, Gemälde und Miniaturen. Nürnberg, 1998: 216-217, no. 73, repro.
1998Tortora, Phyllis G., and Keith Eubank. Survey of Historic Costume: A History of Western Dress. 3rd ed. New York, 1998: 191, fig. 8.15.
1999Aslet, Clive. The Story of Greenwich. London, 1999: 61, repro.
1999Buck, Stephanie. Hans Holbein 1497/98-1543. Translated by Paul Aston. Cologne, 1999: 120-121, color fig. 112.
2000Kirsh, Andrea, and Levenson, Rustin S. Seeing Through Paintings: Physical Examination in Art Historical Studies. Physical Examination in Art Historical Studies, vol. 1. New Haven, 2000: 162-163, color fig. 167.
2001Southgate, M. Therese. The Art of JAMA II: Covers and Essays from The Journal of the American Medical Association. Chicago, 2001: 68-69, 210, color repro.
2002S.n. “Nieuws: Holbein.” Mauritshuis in Focus 15, no. 3 (December 2002): 3, repro.
2002Das Niedersächsische Landesmuseum Hannover. 150 Jahre Museum in Hannover, 100 Jahre Gebäude am Maschpark. Hannover, 2002: 34-35, repro.
2004Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 148-149, no. 114, color repro.
2004Foister, Susan. Holbein and England. New Haven, 2004: 18, 59, 65, 196-198, color fig. 200.
2004Wolf, Norbert. Hans Holbein the Younger, 1497/98-1543: The German Raphael. Translated by John Gabriel. Cologne, 2004: 82-83, 88-90, color repro.
2005Sander, Jochen. Hans Holbein D.J. Tafelmaler in Basel 1515-1532. Munich, 2005: 36, 33 nt. 123, fig. 9.
2005Michelman, Dorothea S. "A German Treasure Trove: The National Gallery of Art." German Life (June/July 2005): 42, color fig.
2005Snyder, James. Northern Renaissance Art: Painting, Sculpture, the Graphic Arts from 1350 to 1575. Revised by Larry Silver and Henry Luttikhuizen. Upper Saddle River, 2005: 390-391, color fig. 15.26.
2007Woods, Kim W. "Holbein and the Reform of Images." In Viewing Renaissance Art, edited by Kim W. Woods, Carol M. Richardson and Angeliki Lymberopoulou. Renaissance Art Reconsidered 3. London, 2007: 283-284, color fig. 7.31.
2011Nuechterlein, Jeanne. Translating Nature Into Art: Holbein, The Reformation, and Renaissance Rhetoric. University Park, Pennsylvania, 2011: title page, 157-158, color fig. 83.
2014Nuechterlein, Jeanne. "German Renaissance Art Through the Eyes of the National Gallery." Burlington 156, no. 1,331 (February 2014): 79-80.
2014Bätschmann, Oskar, and Pascal Griener. Hans Holbein. Rev. and expanded second edition. Translated from German by Cecilia Hurley and Pascal Griener. London, 2014: 10, 267, 269, 301, color fig. 260.

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