Jan van Eyck's Annunciation
May 22 – September 5, 1994
THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER ON VIEW AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY.
Overview: A focus exhibition of The Annunciation by Van Eyck was displayed with illuminations from 2 books of hours that illustrated the influence of French manuscript illumination on Van Eyck's iconography and style. The painting was returned to public view in the exhibition after a 2-year restoration. Andrew Mellon had acquired The Annunciation from Russia's Hermitage Museum in 1930 and donated it to the National Gallery when the museum was founded.
Organization: The exhibition curator was John Hand, curator of northern Renaissance paintings at the National Gallery of Art.
Sponsor: The exhibition and accompanying brochure were made possible by The Circle of the National Gallery of Art.
Brochure: Jan van Eyck's Annunciation, by John Oliver Hand. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1994.