Nicholas Kratzer, Henry VIII's astronomer, by Holbein Nicholas Kratzer (b. 1486/7, d. after 1550) was astronomer and astrologer to King Henry VIII. He was also an instrument maker, and is thought to have collaborated with Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/8-1543), one of the most important artists of the 16th century, who included complex instruments in a number of his works.
Flat Cap Date: 16th century Culture: English Medium: wool Dimensions: Diameter: 8 in. (20.3 cm) Credit Line: Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Funds from Various Donors, 1929 Accession Number: 29.158.486 This artwork is not on display