Van Eyck on a Plane

June 12 2020

Image of Van Eyck on a Plane

Picture: Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Arts Newspaper has reported on the news that a rare and fragile drawing by Jan van Eyck (pictured) is to be put on public display in Dresden for the first time in ten years. The drawing will feature as part of an exhibition celebrating Dresden’s Kupferstich-Kabinett's 300th anniversary of the museum of prints and drawings.

The drawing, believed to be one of the only undisputed studies by the artist, relates to a finished oil on panel in the Kunsthistoriches Musuem, Vienna. Its fragile nature meant that it was only allowed on display for one week the last time it was exhibited in 2010.

The drawing, alongside 60 other drawings from the show, will then travel to New York for an exhibition at the Morgan Library next year.

Dresden curator Stephanie Buck is quoted:

“It will be the first time it’s ever been on a plane,” Buck says.

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