The Arnolfini Portrait | Jan van Eyck | 1434

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Size: A4 Portrait

"The Arnolfini Portrait" by Jan van Eyck, painted around 1434, is a masterpiece of Northern Renaissance art, renowned for its intricate detail and use of oil paints to achieve a remarkable luminosity and realism. The painting depicts a wealthy couple, presumed to be Giovanni di Nicolao Arnolfini and his wife, standing in a richly adorned room that signifies their wealth and social status. The man stands to the left, dressed in a wide-brimmed hat and a fur-lined overgarment, while the woman, to the right, wears a green dress with voluminous sleeves and a white headdress, her hand resting gently in that of her husband's. A small dog, symbolizing loyalty, stands at their feet.

Van Eyck's attention to detail extends to the room's decor, with its ornate chandelier and convex mirror reflecting two figures at the doorway. This mirror is also decorated with roundels depicting scenes from the Passion of Christ. The painting is famous for its use of perspective, the mirror acting as a focal point to draw the viewer's eye into the depth of the room. Objects such as the discarded shoes, the fruit on the windowsill, and the intricate Oriental carpet are depicted with meticulous care, adding to the overall sense of realism. The painting also includes a unique feature: Van Eyck's signature above the mirror, which translates to "Jan van Eyck was here 1434," establishing his presence in the scene, perhaps reflected in the mirror. This signature adds a layer of complexity to the work, blurring the lines between artist and observer.



A premium quality heavyweight (200gsm) fine art print material with a smooth, clean finish. This museum quality paper is extremely consistent and works perfectly with large, full colour graphics or illustrations. The matte finish emphasises different highlights and tones in the source artworks; helping to create stunning works of art.

- All prints feature a 0.25 inch white border to ensure space for framing. 

Our Eco Credentials Include:

  • FSC approved or sustainably sourced paper
  • Printed using water based inks
  • Local fulfilment reduces carbon emissions
  • Contains no plastic


A2 = 16.5 x 23.4 Inches

A3 = 11.7 x 16.5 Inches

A4 = 8.3 x 11.7 Inches