Charles de Solier, Sieur de Morette
Holbein der Jüngere, Hans (1497-1543) | Painter
Solier, a French military commander and ambassador to England, had his portrait painted by Holbein there. His stern expression and the frontal view emphasise his demonstratively exhibited power. The subject’s fine, opulent clothing and jewellery, depicted in great detail, always indicated that he was a high-status figure. This painting was purchased as a work by Leonardo da Vinci before Holbein was recognised as the author. Likewise, the sitter was not identified as Solier until 1881.
- Material & Technique
- Oil on oak panel
- Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister
- Inventory number
- Gal.-Nr. 1890