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Jan Van Eyck

Jan Van Eyck The Birth of John the Baptist oil painting on canvas
The Birth of John the Baptist
Painting ID::  10068
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Jan Van Eyck The Birth of John the Baptist oil painting on canvas



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  Jan Van Eyck
  1395-1441 Flemish Jan Van Eyck Locations Painter and illuminator, brother of Hubert van Eyck. According to a 16th-century Ghent tradition, represented by van Vaernewijck and Lucas d Heere, Jan trained with his brother Hubert. Pietro Summonte assertion (1524) that he began work as an illuminator is supported by the fine technique and small scale of most of Jan works, by manuscript precedents for certain of his motifs, and by his payment in 1439 for initials in a book (untraced) for Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy. Jan is first documented in The Hague in August 1422 as an established artist with an assistant and the title of Master, working for John III, Count of Holland (John of Bavaria; reg 1419-25), who evidently discovered the artist while he was bishop (1389-1417) of the principality of Liege. Jan became the court official painter and was paid, with a second assistant when the work increased in 1423, continuously, probably until the count death in January 1425.
  The Birth of John the Baptist
  Body colour on parchment. Museo Civico d'Arte Antica,Turin,Italy

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