Exhibition focuses on the influence 'The Arnolfini Portrait' had on the Pre-Raphaelites

This autumn, one of the most celebrated paintings in the National Gallery, Jan van Eyck’s The Arnolfini Portrait, is being exhibited for the first time alongside works by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and its successors. Focusing on the profound influence this 15th-century masterpiece had on the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Reflections sheds light on the different ways these young British artists of the 19th century responded to the painting and one of its most distinctive features, the convex mirror. Featuring key loans from Tate’s Pre-Raphaelite collection, including Sir John Everett Millais’s ‘Mariana’ (1851), Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s ‘The Girlhood of Mary Virgin’ (1848–9), William Holman Hunt’s ‘The Awakening Conscience’ (1853), and William Morris’s ‘La Belle Iseult’ (1858), the only completed easel painting he produced, this landmark exhibition provides a