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Culture
Netherlands, active Dijon, 15th century
Title
Mourner from the Tomb of Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy (1364-1404)
Work Type
Sculpture
Date
1404-1410
Material
vizille alabaster
Measurements
Overall: 41.7 x 16.6 x 11.7 cm (16 7/16 x 6 9/16 x 4 5/8 in.)
Description
Throughout most of their history these alabaster mourners have evoked a sense of awe and mystery as well as curiosity and admiration. They were originally arranged in processional order around the sides of the ducal tomb within a marble arcade in the Chartreuse de Champmol. The realistically carved mourners remain the most famous elements from Philip the Bold’s tomb. Carved by Claus de Werve, no two are alike. They retain minute details of costume and features, and the faces of some are nearly portrait-like in their depiction of facial creases and expression, suggesting actual individuals, while the faces of others are partly obscured by their cowls.
During his life, Duke Philip founded the monastery of Chartreuse de Champmol to serve as a final resting place for himself and his family.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: MED - Gothic
Department: Medieval Art
Gallery: 109 Gothic Painting and Sculpture
Provenance: M. M. Hocquart, Dijon; Vicomte Edouard de Broissia & son, Georges, Dijon, 1825; (M. Legay, Nancy, 1876); (Charles Stein, Paris); Baron Arthur de Schickler, Paris; Count de Pourtales, Paris; (Duveen Bros., Paris, 1919); Clarence Mackay, New York, by 1922); (Jacques Seligmann, New York).
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
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File Properties
File Name
1940.128_full.tif
SSID
24588785

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