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JAN VAN EYCK AND PORTUGAL'S "ILLUSTRIOUS GENERATION": VOL. I. Barbara von Barghahn. Pindar Press, London, 2013. 886 pp. 25 x 18 cm. ISBN 9781904597650 In English.
For Volume II, see Worldwide 158099. Publisher's description: This manuscript investigates Van Eyck's patronage by the Crown of Portugal and his role as diplomat-painter of the Duchy of Burgundy following his first voyage to Lisbon in 1428-1429 when he painted two portraits of Infanta Isabella, who became the third wife of Philip the Good in 1430. New portrait identifications are provided in the Ghent Altarpiece (1432) and its iconographical prototype, the lost Fountain of Life. These altarpieces are analyzed with regard to King Joao I's conquest of Ceuta, achieved by his sons who were hailed as an "illustrious generation." Strong family ties between the dynastic houses of Avis and Lancaster explain Lusitania 's sustained fascination with Arthurian lore and the Grail quest. Several chapters of this book are overlaid with a chivalric veneer. A second "secret mission" to Portugal in 1437 by Jan van Eyck is postulated and this diplomatic visit is related to Prince Henrique the Navigator's expedition to Tangier and King Duarte's attempts to forge an alliance with Alfonso V of Aragon. Late Eyckian commissions are reviewed in light of this ill-fated crusade and additional new portraits are identified.
Artist(s):Eyck, Jan van
Indexing: Western, Europe — Belgium — 1400-1600 — Painting
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 158098
Hardcover $300.00    

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