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Hans Holbein the Younger: 'The Ambassadors' Double click this painting to view the details of this Renaissance masterpiece. What Renaissance symbols are found in the pairing? What is the distorted image in the foreground? What does it represent?

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Another interesting contemporary costume study, this time by Hans Holbein the Younger.  It’s very unusual to see women’s shoes in Medieval and Renaissance artwork, making information about them scarce.

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Hans Holbein the Younger, Sketch of John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford, Lord High Admiral and Lord Privy Seal, c. 1550 - 1554

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Hans Holbein the Younger (1497 or 1498-1543) -- Anne of Cleves (1515-1557), fourth wife of King Henry VIII

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1523-4 drawing by Hans Holbein the Younger of statue -- ca. 1416 statue of Jeanne de Boulogne, Duchess of Berry (c.1378-c.1424), by Jean de Cambrai (d.1438), currently situated in the Bourges Cathedral

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