The Ambassadors, painting by Hans Holbein the Younger - his work is spectacular and holds up in the originals - wow!!

Renaissance art: a matter of perspective

"The Ambassadors," Hans Holbein the Younger. (Jean de Dinteville, French Ambassador to the court of Henry VIII, and Georges de Selve, Bishop of Lavaur. An Armenian vishapagorg rug is on the table.

Hans Holbein, Amalia von Kleve

"A sketch of Amalia von Kleve, sister of Anna of Kleve's, by Hans Holbein. Both Anna and her sister Amalia were sketched by Holbein, since they were both being considered as potential candidates for King Henry VIII's fourth wife.

Hans Holbein the Younger, Sir Thomas More, 1527, Tempera on wood, 74,2 x 59 cm, Frick Collection, New York

More got the choppy chop and afterwards Anne Boleyn so hated passing this painting that she once chucked it out a window. Sir Thomas More, 1527 - Hans Holbein, the Younger / The Frick Collection

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Did Holbein engineer a royal wedding?

Anne of Cleves was the fourth wife of King Henry VIII. The marriage was declared unconsumated and she was never crowned. Hans Holbein the Younger - Portrait of Anne of Cleves - 1539 - Parchment mounted on Canvas

King Henry VIII by Hans Holbein the Younger, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. This my favourite portrait of the king. I love going into the gallery, sitting and just looking at it.

King Henry VIII by Hans Holbein the Younger, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. Henry was the second monarch of the House of Tudor, succeeding his father, Henry VII.

Hans Holbein, Portrait of Henry VIII

King size! Henry VIII's armour reveals he had a 52in girth - for which he paid a terrible price

Iconic image of Henry VIII in confrontational stance leaving us in no doubt who is in charge! Hans Holbein, Portrait of Henry VIII

Hans Holbein, date1535 (a preparation study for a known 'portrait of a man' in the Royal Collection - it has been suggested this is Sir Ralph Sadler (or Sadleir) (b.1507 – d.1587) Secretary of State for King Henry VIII who would have been 28 at the time. | Royal Collection Trust

Hans Holbein, study for Portrait of a Man 1535 It has been suggested this is Sir Ralph Sadler (or Sadleir) – Secretary of State for King Henry VIII who would have been 28 at the time.

The political adviser, depicted in a sketch from 1530, was executed after failing to save the marriage of King Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves

Cromwell was a party animal who loved to entertain and gamble

Great art from Art Authority for iPad: George Nevill, Baron Bergavenny by Holbein, Hans the Younger

Hans Holbein the Younger (1497-1543). Portrait of Jane Seymour

Hans The Younger Holbein Jane Seymour Queen of England, , Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Read more about the symbolism and interpretation of Jane Seymour Queen of England by Hans The Younger Holbein.

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