A classic painting of a couple. He wears a hat and fur lined tunic. She is pregnant and wears a green dress. Title is white.

Girl in a Green Gown: The History and Mystery of the Arnolfini Portrait

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The Arnolfini Portrait by Jan van Eyck in 1434 hangs in the National Gallery in London and remains a mystery to this day. Is the painting of the girl in the green gown the celebration of marriage or pregnancy, a memorial to a wife who died in childbirth, a fashion statement or a status symbol? Using her acclaimed forensic skills as an art historian, Carola Hicks set out to decode the mystery of one the most enigmatic paintings in the western art.

 

Author: Carola Hicks

Foreward: Grayson Perry

Format: Paperback

Size: 19.8 x 12.9 cm, 272 pages

Publisher: Vinatge Publishing

ISBN: 9780099526896


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