Jan Van Eyck, The Arnolfini Portrait

Jan Van Eyck, The Arnolfini Portrait, tempera and oil on wood, 1434 (National Gallery, London)

Using infrared reflectography, Rachel Billinge explains aspects of the artist’s meticulous underdrawing for the work and some of the fascinating secrets it reveals.


Additional resources:

This painting at The National Gallery

The many questions surrounding Jan Van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait (from ARTstor)

Cite this page as: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Jan Van Eyck, The Arnolfini Portrait," in Smarthistory, November 25, 2015, accessed August 15, 2018, https://smarthistory.org/jan-van-eyck-the-arnolfini-portrait/.