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Johann Froben was a famous printer and publisher in Basel. He was friends with Erasmus, who lived in his house when in Basel, and not only had his own works printed by him from 1514, but superintended Froben's editions of Jerome, Cyprian, Tertullian, Hilary of Poitiers and Ambrose. His printing of Erasmus' Novum Testamentum (1519) was used by Martin Luther for his translation.
Portrait of Johann Froben after Hans Holbein the Younger, 152026. Froben commissioned many book illustrations from Holbein. Froben employed Hans Holbein the Younger to illustrate his texts, as well as the formschneiders Jakob Faber (the "Master IF") and Hans Lützelburger. Holbein painted a portrait of him, c. 1522-23, probably as a pair with one of Erasmus; the original has not survived but a number of copies have.

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Johann Froben was a famous printer and publisher in Basel. He was friends with Erasmus, who lived in his house when in Basel, and not only had his own works printed by him from 1514, but superintended Froben's editions of Jerome, Cyprian, Tertullian, Hilary of Poitiers and Ambrose. His printing of Erasmus' Novum Testamentum (1519) was used by Martin Luther for his translation.
Portrait of Johann Froben after Hans Holbein the Younger, 152026. Froben commissioned many book illustrations from Holbein. Froben employed Hans Holbein the Younger to illustrate his texts, as well as the formschneiders Jakob Faber (the "Master IF") and Hans Lützelburger. Holbein painted a portrait of him, c. 1522-23, probably as a pair with one of Erasmus; the original has not survived but a number of copies have. More...

 
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