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THE MYSTERY OF HOLBEIN'S AMBASSADORS Anthony Russell Wednesday 05 February 2020

Hans Holbein was the first great mainland painter to spend much time in England. His ‘Ambassadors’ is recognised by the National Gallery of London as one of its greatest treasures. This lecture considers the tempestuous circumstances of its creation and tells us much about the state of Europe at the time and the hopes and fears of its major players.