About the film
About the painting
In this ‘Portrait of a Young Girl’ is a further development from the work of Jan van Eyck and Rogier van der Weyden, the two pioneers of the Early Netherlandish school to whom Christus is generally seen as the most significant successor of the second generation. The panel was highly influential in the decades after its completion. Its appeal in part lies in the sly expression of the sitter, which is accentuated by the fact that her eyes are not quite aligned while her eyebrows are slightly skewed.
At the beginning of the movie Virgil has found in old basement small oak panel painting made by Petrus Christus.