The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein der Jüngere

The Ambassadors

(Die Gesandten)

Hans Holbein der Jüngere

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The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein der Jüngere
1533   ·  Öl auf Eiche  ·  886.8 Megapixel  ·  Picture ID: 14
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Hans Holbein the Younger painted 1533 The Ambassadors (in English: The ambassadors). The two men in the painting are probably two friends who had a political mission together in 1533. The double portrait itself is one of Holbein's most outstanding works, in which the detailed reproduction is impressive. But it is also a picture with many puzzles and hidden meanings. The illustrated instruments represent the seven liberal arts in which the messengers are trained. But they also show the place and the time: London, April 11, 1533, between fifteen and sixteen o'clock. Interestingly, in the year 1533, on April 11, was Good Friday and Jesus died according to the Bible at three o'clock in the afternoon. On the floor there is a huge distorted indefinable spot that might not have caught everyone's attention at first glance. But if you look at it in the right perspective it is a skull - a symbol of death and transience. © Meisterdrucke
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Other art prints by Hans Holbein der Jüngere
The Ambassadors, 1533 Charles de Solier, Sieur de Morette (1534-1535) Noli Me Tangere The Merchant Georg Gisze Portrait of Catherine Howard (1520-42) engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815) 1796 Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling, c.1526-28 The Ambassadors Christ on the Cross Portrait of Dorothea Meyer Mother Jack (aquatint) Sir Thomas Boleyn (1477-1539) engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815) 1797 The Holy Family Sir Thomas Wyatt (c.1503-42) engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815) King Henry VIII The Nativity (brush and Indian ink with grey wash)
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