Around 1400 Herman, Paul and Johan van Lymborch lived and worked on the Burchtstraat in Nijmegen. The brothers were way ahead of their time and can rightly be called the founders of Dutch painting. Their realistic depictions of castles, nobles and peasants still define our image of the Middle Ages.
The images of the Van Lymborch Brothers have garnered worldwide fame, but the names of the artists were forgotten for centuries. In the Van Lymborch Brothers House we place these magnificent artists in the spotlight again. Find out about their incredible careers at the French court - for which they were richly rewarded - the way in which they shaped modern painting, and their lives and deaths in the time of the Black Death, the greatest pandemic in history.