Olga's Gallery

Hans Holbein the Younger

The Ambassadors.

1533. Oil on wood. National Gallery, London, UK. Read Note.

Hans Holbein. The Ambassadors.

The Ambassadors. Jean de Dinteville, on the left, was in England on a mission for Francis I on the subject of Henry’s quarrel with the papacy over his marriage to Anne Boleyn in 1533. De Selve (later Bishop of Lavaur) probably gave his friend diplomatic and moral support