Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites

This event was held from 2 October 2017 to 2 April 2018

2 October 2017 - 2 April 2018 

Sunley Room

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Psychological drama, vivid colours, and most importantly a convex mirror

The Independent

The Mail on Sunday

More than four centuries after it was painted, Jan van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait inspired the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood to create a new, radical style of painting. 

Members of the brotherhood included famous artists such as John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and William Holman Hunt.

In this exhibition you can see Arthurian legends come to life, cursed heroines with flowing hair, and real-life muses dressed in sumptuous clothing.

Look closely for surprising details, exquisite embellishments, and fantastical worlds reflected in mirrors.

Exhibition organised by the National Gallery in collaboration with Tate Britain.

Exhibition supported by 

The Thompson Family Charitable Trust

The Anson Charitable Trust

The Finnis Scott Foundation

And other supporters of the exhibition 

The Sunley Room exhibition programme is supported by the Bernard Sunley
Charitable Foundation

Image above: Detail from John Everett Millais, 'Mariana', 1851 © Tate, London 2015