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Monday, July 09, 2007

Jan van Eyck and Giovanni Arnolfini


One of the more famous paintings in The National Gallery in London is Jan van Eyck`s Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife ('The Arnolfini Portrait'). See also http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/collection/features/architecture_trail/feature2.htm

Less well known is a portrait of the same sitter by the same artist in Berlin, painted about the same time as the painting in London.

EYCK, Jan van (b. before 1395, Maaseik, d. before 1441, Bruges)
Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini c. 1435
Oil on wood, 29 x 20 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin