Jan van Eyck, ‘The Annunciation’, ca. 1434/1436, Painting, Oil on canvas transferred from panel, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
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Jan van Eyck

The Annunciation, ca. 1434/1436

Oil on canvas transferred from panel
40 1/4 × 22 × 3 1/2 in
102.2 × 55.9 × 8.9 cm
Permanent collection
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Washington
painted surface: 90.2 x 34.1 cm (35 1/2 x 13 7/16 in.)  support: 92.7 x 36.7 cm (36 1/2 x 14 7/16 …
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Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington
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, ‘The Annunciation’, ca. 1434/1436, Painting, Oil on canvas transferred from panel, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
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National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Washington
painted surface: 90.2 x 34.1 cm (35 1/2 x 13 7/16 in.)  support: 92.7 x 36.7 cm (36 1/2 x 14 7/16 in.)  framed: 102.2 x 55.9 x 8.9 cm (40 1/4 x 22 x 3 1/2 in.)
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Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington
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

The Annunciation, ca. 1434/1436

Oil on canvas transferred from panel
40 1/4 × 22 × 3 1/2 in
102.2 × 55.9 × 8.9 cm
Permanent collection
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