The Ambassador's Secret: Holbein and the World of the Renaissance

By: John North

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Hardcover in Fine condition with Fine dustwrapper. First edition, pp xix, 346, colour illustrations, notes bibliography, index. This study provides a radical reinterpretation of Holbein's famous painting. The celebrated portrait of two French diplomats at the court of Henry VIII has usually been linked to the political and religious unrest of the day. John North shows that the painting has a very different, and previously undetected, central theme and many other meanings. Far from being random, the objects in "The Ambassadors" are deliberately, and very accurately, placed. In revealing exactly what they, and the painting, mean, this book opens a window on the world of the Renaissance.

Title: The Ambassador's Secret: Holbein and the World of the Renaissance

Author Name: John North

Categories: History, Politics,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Hambledon & London: 2002

ISBN Number: 1852853301

ISBN Number 13: 9781852853303

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 006116