The Philadelphia Museum of Art is now showing a small but significant exhibit of the work of early-15th-century Flemish painter Jan van Eyck. Called "Recognizing van Eyck," it brings together for the first time in 500 years two van Eyck paintings of "St. Francis Receiving the Stigmata," one owned by the Philadelphia Museum and the other by the Galleria Sabauda in Turin, Italy. Also among the show's seven paintings are two of van Eyck's most famous, "The Annunciation," lent by the National Gallery in Washington, and "Saint Barbara," lent by the Koninklijk Museum in Antwerp, Belgium, and never before seen in this country. The show runs through May 31.
Pub Date: 5/10/98