Pear Tree Gallery

The marriage of Giovanni Arnolfini
by Jan Van Eyck
 
1434
 
The bed dominates the room, eith its rich red draperies and canopy suspended from the ceiling. Against the back wall stand a high carved chair and a bench settle with thick cushions. It is a prosperous household: there is an ornate bronze chandelier, the windows are half glazed and a polished metal mirror hangs on the wall. A woven carpet is very extravagantly spread on the floor near the bed although for the most part the floor boards are bare