Jan van Eyck, ‘Le Chancelier Rolin en prière devant la Vierge (The Virgin of Chancellor Rolin)’, ca. 1430, Painting, Oil on panel, Musée du Louvre
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Jan van Eyck

Le Chancelier Rolin en prière devant la Vierge (The Virgin of Chancellor Rolin), ca. 1430

Oil on panel
26 × 24 2/5 in
66 × 62 cm
Permanent collection
Location
Paris
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© 2009 Musée du Louvre / Erich Lessing
Jan van Eyck
Dutch, 1390–1441
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The most famous of the van Eyck family of painters, Jan van Eyck brought a heightened degree of realism to the traditional themes and figures of late Medieval art. Among the earliest Dutch painters to use oil paint, the van Eycks developed glazing and wet-on-wet techniques that gave their pictures a greater sense of light and depth. The family is best known for creating the Ghent Altarpiece. Although unusual for the period, van Eyck signed his pictures, including his personal motto Als ich kan (As well as I can).

Jan van Eyck, ‘Le Chancelier Rolin en prière devant la Vierge (The Virgin of Chancellor Rolin)’, ca. 1430, Painting, Oil on panel, Musée du Louvre
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About the work
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© 2009 Musée du Louvre / Erich Lessing
Jan van Eyck
Dutch, 1390–1441
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The most famous of the van Eyck family of painters, Jan van Eyck brought a heightened degree of realism to the traditional themes and figures of late Medieval art. Among the earliest Dutch painters to use oil paint, the van Eycks developed glazing and wet-on-wet techniques that gave their pictures a greater sense of light and depth. The family is best known for creating the Ghent Altarpiece. Although unusual for the period, van Eyck signed his pictures, including his personal motto Als ich kan (As well as I can).

Jan van Eyck

Le Chancelier Rolin en prière devant la Vierge (The Virgin of Chancellor Rolin), ca. 1430

Oil on panel
26 × 24 2/5 in
66 × 62 cm
Permanent collection
Location
Paris
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