Portrait of the Merchant Georg Gisze
$189.00 – $1,928.00
– It is likely the first of a series of portraits of merchants who were members of the Hanseatic League – an association of the town that formed to protect merchants against pirates.
– The artist used this work to to show off his talents. It is widely believed that Holbein made this elaborate painting for Gisze to demonstrate his art in detail to the other merchants.