Jan Van Eyck’s important “Arnolfini Portrait” has been among the world’s most influential paintings since its creation in 1434. Acquired by the National Gallery, London, in 1842, the portrait then became an object of fascination for this important group of painters; a story that is told through this exhibition.
The National Gallery, London, is offering visitors the chance to explore how Jan Van Eyck’s (c.1390-1441) “Arnolfini Portrait” influenced the Pre-Raphaelites and their development of a radical new style of painting. Titled “Reflections,” the exhibition brings together for the first time the “Arnolfini Portrait” with paintings by, among others, Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), Sir John Everett Millais (1829-1896), and William Holman Hunt (1827-1910).
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