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National Gallery

The National GalleryReflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites

There are more than 2,300 reasons to visit the National Gallery - that's just the paintings, and they belong to you. This season, we are inviting you to explore the opulent world of the Pre-Raphaelites. Psychological drama, vivid colours, and most importantly a convex mirror.

More than four centuries after it was painted, Jan van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait inspired the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood to create a new, radical style of painting. Members of the brotherhood included famous artists such as John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and William Holman Hunt.

In this exhibition you can see Arthurian legends come to life, cursed heroines with flowing hair, and real-life muses dressed in sumptuous clothing. Look closely for surprising details, exquisite embellishments, and fantastical worlds reflected in mirrors.

You can get two tickets for the price of one for Reflections until 2nd April.

To redeem this offer print off this page or show it on a mobile phone at the ticket desk, with your valid Senior Railcard

The nearest stations are Charing Cross, Leicester Square and Embankment.

Open daily: 10am-6pm (Friday 10am-9pm)

The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN

Find out more about the exhibition on the National Gallery website

Terms and conditions for the offer

  • Reflections exhibition runs until 2 April 2018
  • This offer is open to residents of and visitors to the British Isles, aged 18 years or over
  • One adult (or child) is admitted free of charge when accompanied by one adult who pays the full adult price
  • Only one discount may be used per two people
  • Offer can be redeemed on presentation of this webpage (either printed out or shown on a mobile phone) and a valid senior railcard
  • Walk up offer only. Offer cannot be redeemed online
  • Offer is valid until 2 April 2018
  • Subject to availability
  • Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion
  • Tickets cannot be exchanged, cancelled or refunded after purchase

Image credits 

Jan van Eyck, The Arnolfini Portrait (detail), 1434 © The National Gallery, London

John Everett Millais, Mariana (detail), 1851 © Tate, London

William Holman Hunt, Il Dolce Far Niente (detail), 1859–75 Private collection © Photo courtesy of the owner

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