Detail showing the female subject and convex mirror
Charles the Bold surprising David Aubert, a miniature with an unusual variant of the presentation portrait, probably alluding to Alexander the Great, who surprised one of his artists in similar fashion. The rear wall seems to refer to the Arnolfini Portrait of forty years earlier, containing many of the same objects like the convex mirror and in particular the painted inscription on the wall. Before 1472.
Johannes de eyck fuit hic 1434 (Jan van Eyck was here. 1434).