EYCK, Jan van
(b. before 1395, Maaseik, d. before 1441, Bruges)

The Ghent Altarpiece: Adam; Cain and Abel

1425-29
Oil on wood, 212,9 x 37,1 cm (with the top grisaille)
Cathedral of St Bavo, Ghent

At the far left of the composition is the figure of Adam, set into a trompe-l'oeil niche. At the top, the scene of Cain and Abel is represented in grisaille.