BEVEREN, Mattheus van
(b. ca. 1630, Antwerpen, d. 1690, Bruxelles)

Biography

Flemish sculptor. He is thought to have been a pupil of Peeter Verbrugghen I (1615-1686) before becoming a master in the Antwerp Guild of St Luke in 1649-50. He was a prolific sculptor of both small-scale works in ivory and terracotta and monumental pieces in marble, stone and wood. Notable examples of his ivories include a domestic altar with a Pietà (c. 1670; Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels), a statuette of the Virgin and Child (c. 1680-90; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam) and one of the Risen Christ (Begijnhofkerk, Antwerp) and several ivory crucifixes in the manner of François Duquesnoy (e.g. in the Minderbroedersklooster, St Catherine, Tongeren). Van Beveren also made medals, for example the terracotta model for a portrait medallion of Anthony van Dyck (after 1645; Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels) and produced designs for dies for the Antwerp Mint.



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