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Accession #JNVNEYCK01

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Accession #JNVNEYCK01

10.00

1.3" x 1.4" 
Soft Enamel Pin
Single Posted
Rubber Clasp

Inspired by "Portrait of a Man in a Red Turban" by Jan Van Eyck

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1.3" x 1.4" 
Soft Enamel Pin
Single Posted
Rubber Clasp

Inspired by "Portrait of a Man in a Red Turban" by Jan Van Eyck

"Portrait of a Man (Self Portrait?)" (also "Portrait of a Man in a Turban" or "Portrait of a Man in a Red Turban") is an oil painting by the Early Netherlandish master Jan van Eyck, from 1433. It has been in the National Gallery, London since 1851, having been in England since Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel acquired it, probably during his exile in Antwerp from 1642-44. The panel contains an inscription at the top reading Als Ich Can which was intended as "as I/Eyck can". It is, along with the unusually confrontational gaze, taken as an indication that the work is a self-portrait, probably his Portrait of Margaret van Eyck was a pendant.

The man is not, as it is commonly thought, wearing a turban, but a chaperon with the ends that normally hang down tied up over the top, which would be a sensible precaution if it was worn whilst painting.

Learn more about the work that inspired this pin HERE.