Hans Holbein the Younger was one of the most important painters of the 16th century. He created using a North Renaissance style and his repertoire included satire, religious art, and Reformist propaganda, the opposite from the High Renaissance period. This portrait, a copy after the original one was lost, depicts the Humanist Sir Thomas More with his family. Humanism is a focus on humans and their potential. Something that was seen much in the Renaissance.