Jan van Eyck 1390 – 1441

John the Evangelist

oil on panel (146 × 52 cm) — 1432 Museum Saint Bavo Cathedral, Ghent

Jan van Eyck biography

This work is linked to 1 John 1:1

Jan van Eyck shows his skills with this fine example of trompe l'oeil. It looks like a statue standing in a niche, but it really is a painting.

The panel is one of the doors of the Ghent Altarpiece.

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