Reflections: Van Eyck & The Pre-Raphaelites

John Everett Millais, Mariana, 1851 © Tate

For the first time, one of the most celebrated paintings in the National Gallery, Jan van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait (1434), will be exhibited alongside works by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and its successors.

Focusing on the profound influence this 15th-century masterpiece had on the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Reflections will shed light on the different ways these young British artists of the 19th century responded to the painting and one of its most distinctive features, the convex mirror.

Featuring key loans from Tate’s Pre-Raphaelite collection, including Sir John Everett Millais’s Mariana (1851), Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s The Girlhood of Mary Virgin (1848–9), William Holman Hunt’s The Awakening Conscience (1853), and William Morris’s La Belle Iseult (1858), the only completed easel painting he produced, this landmark exhibition provides a unique opportunity to view these paintings next to the work that inspired them. 

Duration 02 October 2017 - 02 April 2018
Times 10am–6pm (last admission 5pm)
Cost see website
Venue National Gallery
Address Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN
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