The Ambassadors

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The Ambassadors
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The Ambassadors. A double portrait symbolising the conflicts between secular and religious authorities - represented by Jean de Dinteville (1504 - 1555), a landowner, and Georges de Selve (1508 - 1541), the Bishop of Lavaur. The painting is also cited as an example of anamorphosis in painting. Within the painting there are a number of scientific and mathematical elements: Shepard dial, Universal equinoctial dial, Quadrant, Polhedral Sundail, Torquetum and Peter Apian's arithmetic book. By Hans Holbein the Younger (1497 - 1543) German artist and printmaker in the Northern Renaissance style. Dated 1533

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