Finalizing the case for Giannino Arnolfini: new information about the sitter in the Arnolfini portrait and his relation to Van Eyck


Jan van Eyck’s famous double portrait in London’s National Gallery, known as Portrait of Giovanni (?) Arnolfini and his wife, is one of the most closely studied paintings in the history of art, having been discussed in many hundreds of publications. Yet the research regularly throws up unsuspected results.