An unknown picture of Van Eyck automatic translate
The Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam announced one of the greatest discoveries in the field of drawing. Found created six centuries ago, previously unknown figure, owned by the studio Van Eyck (1390? -1441).
The drawing will be exhibited in the framework of the exhibition «The Road to Van Eyck» (The Road to Van Eyck). It was bought forty years ago, at an auction for the sale of property in the province of Ha, in the north of Holland. The buyer paid ten guilders for the image of the crucified Christ, because he really liked the plot.
As it turned out, the picture is of much greater value. Experts have determined that this is an original work of the 15th century, and not a much later forgery, as was supposed before. The work will be exhibited on Saturday, October 13, at the exhibition «The Road to Van Eyck», along with more than nine dozen other masterpieces of artists such as Jan van Eyck, Jean Maluel, Claus de Verve. In the picture the crucified Jesus is high above the heads of the surrounding people, and on the horizon the outlines of the city of Jerusalem are visible. The work is striking with high detail and refinement of performance. The author uses the technique of drawing gold and silver, which is often found in other works of Van Eyck, which gave rise to scientists to confidently determine the authorship of the drawing.
The drawing was discovered, as is often the case, almost by accident. In preparation for the exhibition «The Road to Van Eyck», one of the curators of the museum of Boijmans Van Beuningen, Friso Lammertse, drew the attention of his professional colleagues to this drawing. Where exactly the picture was at that time - not yet reported. But the drawing was carefully researched and presented at a symposium dedicated to the work of Van Eyck, which was held in Brussels in September. The work sparked a lively debate among scientists, but in the end, there was no doubt that this drawing was one of the greatest discoveries in the field of old art over the past decade.