The Arnolfini Portrait
Medium:Reproduction Poster of the Original Painting
Height: 32.5 in
Width: 21.75 in
Poster of van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait. Nicely dressed man and woman (pregnant) standing in room. Red and green border.
Jan van Eyck or Johannes de Eyck was an early Norse painter active in Bruges, Belgium who was considered to be one of the best Northern European painters of the 15th century. He worked mostly with nobles, producing paintings for private clients in addition to his work in the royal courts. In this piece, the Arnolfini Portrait (London, National Gallery), van Eyck inscribed on the back wall (in the painting) above the convex mirror "Johannes de Eyck fuit hic 1434" (Jan van Eyck was here, 1434). The painting is one of the most frequently analyzed by art historians, but in recent years a number of popular interpretations have been questioned.