20 unmissable paintings in London
Time Out's guide to must-see works of art in the city
Not only is London home to a vibrant and ever-changing contemporary art scene but it’s also the place to see some of the world’s greatest historical artworks. For a crash fine art primer Helen Sumpter rounds up the top 20 unmissable paintings in the permanent collections of London’s major museums and galleries.
Jean de Dinteville, French ambassador to the court of Henry VIII and Georges de Selve, bishop of Lavaur are believed to be the well-dressed, pensive pair of this painting’s title, but discussions continue about the significance of the objects and instruments surrounding them and the prominence given to that skewed anamorphic skull.
See 'The Ambassadors' by Hans Holbein the Younger at the National Gallery.