Reflections

Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites

Alison Smith; With contributions by Susan Foister and Anna Koopstra

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In 1842, Jan van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait (1434) was acquired by the National Gallery in London. It quickly exerted an influence on British artists, none more so than the young painters of the nascent Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, who were drawn to van Eyck’s luminous palette, attention to detail, and refined manipulation of oil paints. This book presents the Arnolfini Portrait with a selection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings it inspired. The authors explore how Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Sir John Everett Millais, and William Holman Hunt, among others, were influenced by the Arnolfini Portrait, informing their belief in empirical observation and inspiring them to explore how everyday objects could be endowed with symbolic meanings. 
 

Alison Smith is the lead curator of nineteenth-century British art at Tate Britain. Susan Foister is deputy director and curator of early Netherlandish, German, and British paintings at the National Gallery, London. Anna Koopstra is the Simon Sainsbury Curatorial Assistant (Paintings before 1500) at the National Gallery, London. 
 

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

National Gallery, London
(10/02/17–04/02/18)

ISBN: 9781857096194
Publication Date: November 28, 2017
Co-publisher: Published by National Gallery Company/Distributed by Yale University Press
96 pages, 8 1/4 x 10 1/2
70 color + b/w illus.
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