Top 3 Masterpieces
The Ghent Altarpiece
The van Eyck brothers painted this unique altarpiece in 1432. It is the culmination of the style of the Flemish Primitives and a milestone in art history. Nowadays it is on display where it belongs, in Saint Bavo’s Cathedral in Ghent. Albeit with a reproduction of the panel of 'The Just Judges' replacing the original, which was stolen in 1934.
The Virgin and Child
Virgin and Child with Canon Joris van der Paele is one of the most famous works by Jan van Eyck. The painting is still in its original frame. There are various inscriptions on the frame, including the artist’s signature.
Portrait of Margareta van Eyck
The inscription on the original, marbled frame allows us to identify this woman as the painter’s wife, Margaret van Eyck. The painting stands out because of the difference in scale between the torso and the head.