CALSTER, Maarten van
(b. ca. 1574, Mechelen, d. 1628, Mechelen)
Virgin and ChildC. 1600
Magistrate's Hall, Mechelen
This sculpture is a 20th-century copy of the original wooden statue, now in the Museum Hof van Busleyden, Mechelen. This original, in turn, is a copy of a statue by the medieval sculptor André Beauneveu. This explain why this seventeenth-century statue has a Gothic feeling to it.