National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Sir Brian Tuke Hans Holbein the Younger (artist)
German, 1497/1498 - 1543
Sir Brian Tuke, c. 1527/1528 or c. 1532/1534
oil on panel
overall: 49.1 x 38.5 cm (19 5/16 x 15 3/16 in.) framed: 67 x 57.5 x 7.6 cm (26 3/8 x 22 5/8 x 3 in.)
Andrew W. Mellon Collection
On View
From the Tour: German Painting and Sculpture in the Late 1400s and 1500s
Object 8 of 12

1836Passavant, Johann David. Tour of a German Artist in England. Translated by Elizabeth Eastlake. 2 vols. London, 1836: 2:87.
1837Waagen, Gustav Friedrich. Kunstwerke und Künstler in England und Paris. 3 vols. Berlin, 1837-1839: 2(1838):304-305.
1838Waagen, Gustav Friedrich. Works of Art and Artists in England. 3 vols. Translated by H. E. Lloyd. London, 1838: 3:93-94.
1867Wornum, Ralph Nicholson. Some Account of the Life and Works of Hans Holbein, Painter, of Augsburg. London, 1867: 294-295.
1869T.H.D. "Holbein's Portrait of Sir Brian Tuke." The Athenaeum no. 2186 (18 September, 1869): 376.
1872Woltmann, Alfred. Holbein and his Time. London, 1872: 315-317.
1876Walpole, Horace. Anecdotes of Painting in England; with some Account of the Principal Artists. 3 vols. London, 1876: 1:82.
1879Crowe, J. A., ed. Handbook of Painting. The German, Flemish, and Dutch Schools. Based on the Handbook of Kugler. 2 vols. London, 1879: 1:208-209.
1903Davies, Gerald S. Hans Holbein the Younger. London, 1903: 219.
1907Schmid, Heinrich Alfred. "Holbein, Hans, d. J." In Thieme-Becker. 37 vols. Leipzig, 1907-1950: 17(1924):352.
1909Fry, Roger E. "Early English Portraiture at the Burlington Fine Arts Club." The Burlington Magazine 15 (1909): 74.
1910Cust, Lionel. "A Portrait of Queen Catherine Howard, by Hans Holbein the Younger." The Burlington Magazine 17 (1910): 194.
1912Ganz, Paul. Hans Holbein d.J.: des Meisters Gemälde in 252 Abbildungen. (Klassiker der Kunst, vol. 20) Stuttgart and Leipzig, 1912: 20:79, 238, repro.
1913Chamberlain, Arthur B. Hans Holbein the Younger. 2 vols. London, 1913: 1:299, 331-333, 337, repro.
1923Tatlock, Robert Rattray. "Sir Bryan Tuke, by Holbein." The Burlington Magazine 42, no 142 (May 1923): 246, 251, repro.
1927Vaughan, Malcolm. "Holbein Portraits in America." International Studio 88 (1927): 23, 25, repro.
1936Kuhn, Charles L. A Catalogue of German Paintings of the Middle Ages and Renaissance in American Collections. Cambridge, Mass., 1936: 79-80, no. 351.
1937Cortissoz, Royal. An Introduction to the Mellon Collection. Boston, 1937: 43.
1941Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 99, no. 65.
1941Held, Julius S. "Masters of Northern Europe, 1430-1660, in the National Gallery." Art News 40, no. 8 (June 1941): 12.
1942National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution. Book of Illustrations. Washington, 1942: 38, 240, fig. 65.
1948Schmid, Heinrich Alfred. Hans Holbein der Jüngere. Sein Aufstieg zur Meisterschaft und sein Englischer Stil. 3 vols., 1945-1948. Basel, 1948: 2:386.
1949Paintings and Sculpture from the Mellon Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1949 (reprinted 1953 and 1958): 63, repro.
1950Christoffel, Ulrich. Hans Holbein d.J. Berlin, 1950: 38.
1950Ganz, Paul. Hans Holbein: Die Gemälde, eine Gesamtausgabe. Basel, 1950: 217, no. 51, fig. 88. (English ed. The Paintings of Hans Holbein, First Complete Edition. London, 1950: 11, 234, no. 51, pl.88)
1952Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds., Great Paintings from the National Gallery of Art. New York, 1952: 92, color repro.
1955Evelyn, John. "Kalendarium 1673-1689." In Diary of John Evelyn, edited by E.S. de Beer. 6 vols. Oxford, 1955: 4:141, 143.
1959Frankfurter, Alfred. "Midas on Parnassus." Art News Annual no. 28 (1959): 53, repro.
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: 10-11, 38-39, color repro.
1963Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 122, repro. 123.
1965Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 69.
1966Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds. A Pageant of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. 2 vols. New York, 1966: 1:118, color repro.
1968Cuttler, Charles D. Northern Painting, from Pucelle to Bruegel: Fourteenth, Fifteenth, and Sixteenth Centuries. New York, 1968: 411, fig. 551.
1968European Paintings and Sculpture: Illustrations (Companion to the Summary Catalogue, 1965). Washington, 1968: 60, no. 65, repro.
1968Christensen, Erwin O. A Guide to Art Museums in the United States. New York, 1968: 131, no. 282, repro.
1971Salvini, Roberto and Hans Werner Grohn. L'opera pittorica completa di Holbein il Giovane. Milan, 1971: 107, no. 120, repro.
1975Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1975: 156, no. 174, repro. 157.
1975European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 178, 179, no. 65, repro.
1979Sutton, Denys. "Robert Langton Douglas. Part III: Agent for the Metropolita Museum." Apollo 109, no. 208 (June 1979): 423, 425, fig. 34; 427 nt. 17.
1980Hand, John Oliver. "The Portrait of Sir Brian Tuke by Hans Holbein the Younger." Studies in the History of Art 9 (1980): 33-49, fig. 2, 7.
1981Sutton, Denys. "British Collecting, I. Early Patrons and Collectors." Apollo 114, no. 237 (November 1981): 284, 286, fig. 5.
1983Fletcher, John and Margaret Cholmondeley Tapper. "Hans Holbein the Younger at Antwerp and in England, 1526-28." Apollo 117, no. 252 (February 1983): 93.
1984Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 156, no. 168, color repro.
1985European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 205, repro.
1985Rowlands, John. Holbein. The Paintings of Hans Holbein the Younger. Complete Edition. Oxford, 1985: 144-145, no. 64, pl. 102.
1988Rowlands, John. The Age of Dürer and Holbein. German Drawings 1400-1550. Exh. cat. British Museum. London, 1988: 238, under no. 206.
1989Howard, Maurice and Nigel Llewellyn. "Painting and Imagery." The Cambridge Guide to the Arts in Britain, edited by Boris Ford. 9 vols. (Vol. 3: Renaissance and Reformation.) Cambridge, 1989: 3:230, repro. 231.
1989Goodwin, Jack C. "n to Ally-Pally: Stemp World London 90 to Be Held at Alexandra Palace." The American Philatelist 103, no. 12 (December 1989): 1145, fig.
1991Hand, John Oliver. "Research on the Collections." Circle Bulletin No. 8 (Fall 1991): 3 p., unpaginated.
1992National Gallery of Art. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1992: 65, repro.
1992Cherry, John. "The Milton Keynes Medieval Gold Cross." Minerva 3, no. 2 (May/June 1992): 35, fig.
1992Hall, Nicholas H. J., ed. Colnaghi in America: A Survey to Commemorate the First Decade of Colnaghi, New York. New York, 1992: 133.
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: 91-97, color repro. 93.
1993Cuttler, Charles D. "Holbein's Inscriptions." Sixteenth Century Journal 34 no. 2 (1993): 374, fig. 3
1993Russell, Stella Pandell. Art in the World 4th ed. Fort Worth, 1993: 321, fig. 13.22.
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 (January 1995): 17.
1997Bätschmann, Oskar, and Pascal Griener. Hans Holbein. Translated from German by Cecilia Hurley and Pascal Griener. London, 1997: 176-177, 180, color fig. 235.
1998Klinger, D. M. and Antje Hötter. Die Malerbrüder Ambrosius und Hans d.J. Holbein: Werkverzeichnis, Gemälde und Miniaturen. Nürnberg, 1998: 202-203, no. 67, repro.
2002North, John. The Ambassadors’ Secret: Holbein and the World of the Renaissance. London, 2002: 320, nt. 304.
2004Foister, Susan. Holbein and England. New Haven, 2004: 42, 241, fig. 241.
2004Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 150-151, no. 115, color repro.
2005Sander, Jochen. Hans Holbein D.J. Tafelmaler in Basel 1515-1532. Munich, 2005: 311 nt. 178, 347, nt. 16.
2014Bätschmann, Oskar, and Pascal Griener. Hans Holbein. Rev. and expanded second edition. Translated from German by Cecilia Hurley and Pascal Griener. London, 2014: 250, 252, color fig. 248.

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