The Ambassadors (painting)
Jean de Dinteville and Georges de Selve (The Ambassadors) 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 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.