Page from a sketchbook, with sketches of, and notes about, details in Jan (and Hubert) Van Eyck's Ghent Altarpiece, by Sir Edward Burne-Jones. © Victoria and Albert Museum. The words "Crown from v Eyck with red roses and white lilies" can be seen on the right. There are also labels, "white lilies" and "white lilies of valley," above the crown, and below, to the left, "all the round jewels are pearls No gold showing anywhere." Burne-Jones's close appreciation of the fifteenth-century Flemish artist's work is clear. The sketchbook is in the Victoria and Albert Museum's collection; the National Gallery kindly made the image of this page available to us for our review of their 2017 exhibition, "Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites," in which it featured. — Jacqueline Banerjee

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