The Early Netherlandish painter Jan van Eyck (before c1390-1441) was an innovative and technically brilliant observer of reality in an era when naturalism was something to strive for. His works – among them the Ghent Altarpiece (c1432) – still astonish for their level of virtuosity. This lecture and survey of works, by art historian Geoffrey Nuttall, discusses Van Eyck’s key achievements and his career at the Burgundian court.

This is one of a series of six talks which explore Dutch and Flemish art, from Jan van Eyck to Johannes Vermeer;

Hans Memling and Rogier van der Weyden, by Paula Nuttall

Hieronymus Bosch, by Leslie Primo

The Magic of Vermeer, by Eveline Eaton

Rembrandt’s Light, by Jennifer Scott

Bruegel and Sons: Exploring a Painting Dynasty, by Amy Orrock

This event has been organised by the London Fundraising Committee Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

The Wallace Collection

Hertford House, Manchester Square, London, London, W1U 3BN

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