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Jean de Dinteville and Georges de Selve ('''The Ambassadors''')<ref>[http://gallery.euroweb.hu/html/h/holbein/hans_y/1535a/ The Ambassadors (1533) in London]</ref> is a painting by [[Hans Holbein the younger]] painted in 1533. It's held by the National Gallery in London, England and was bought in 1890. It is painted with a meticulous eye for detail, and its inner meaning is controversial. At right is Georges de Selve, aged 25, Bishop of Lavaur.
Jean de Dinteville and Georges de Selve ('''The Ambassadors''')<ref>[http://gallery.euroweb.hu/html/h/holbein/hans_y/1535a/ The Ambassadors (1533) in London]</ref> is a painting by [[Hans Holbein the younger]] painted in 1533. It's held by the National Gallery in London, England and was bought in 1890. It is painted with a meticulous eye for detail, and its inner meaning is controversial. At right is Georges de Selve, aged 25, Bishop of Lavaur. According to [[John North]]<ref>[http://www.amazon.com/Ambassadors-Secret-Holbein-World-Renaissance/dp/1852853301 The Ambassador's Secret: Holbein and the World of the Renaissance, ISBN-10: 1852853301]</ref> the scene depicted is exactly 1,500 years after [[Christ]]'s [[crucifixion]], that is [[Good Friday]] (April 11th) 1533, which gives the anamorphic skull particular significance.


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Jean de Dinteville and Georges de Selve (The Ambassadors)[1] is a painting by Hans Holbein the younger painted in 1533. It's held by the National Gallery in London, England and was bought in 1890. It is painted with a meticulous eye for detail, and its inner meaning is controversial. At right is Georges de Selve, aged 25, Bishop of Lavaur. According to John North[2] the scene depicted is exactly 1,500 years after Christ's crucifixion, that is Good Friday (April 11th) 1533, which gives the anamorphic skull particular significance.

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