28 Sept 2006-7 Jan 2007. The Tate Britain hosts a major exhibition of works by Hans Holbein the younger (1497/8-1543), Britains first great artist. Chronicling Holbeins time in England (1526-8 & 1532-43), the exhibition covers the artists arrival in London from Basel, his work as court and city painter 1532-43, his Hanseatic commissions and his designs for goldsmiths. A special feature of the exhibition are the paintings Holbein produced as court artist during the reign of the Tudors, which include an outstanding portrait of Henry VIII, on loan from the Thyssen-Bornemiza Museum in Madrid, a full-figure portrait of Jane Seymour (Henrys third wife) from the Kunthistorisches Museum in Vienna and of their son Edward Prince of Wales from the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Described by the Sunday Telegraph as the very stuff of British history, the exhibition brings together 40 portraits and subject paintings as well as portrait drawings, decorative designs and prints from collections around the world, with a large number of works on loan from H.M. the Queen. Admission 10 concessions 8. Daily 10.00-17.50. Exhibitions 10.00-17.40 (last admission 17.00) 2426 Dec closed.
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The Tate Britain is located on the north bank of the River Thames at Millbank. By Underground to Pimlico station (approx. 10-minute walk) By bus 2, 3, C10, 36, 77A, 88, 159, 185 and 507 or by Tate Boat to Millbank Pier. Tel. +44 2078878000