BRUYNE, Gabriel van den
(b. ca. 1500, Leuven, d. 1561, Leuven)

Tabernacle

1537-38
Marble
Sint-Jacobskerk, Leuven

In 1537, a new sacrament house (replacing an older one) was commissioned for the church of St James in Leuven. The contract with sculptor/architect Gabriel van den Bruyne stipulated that the tabernacle in the north transept should be a copy of the , by then famous, sacrament house in Leuven's church of St Peter. In fact the result was a stylistic update.