FLAMEN, Anselme
(b. 1647, St Omer, Pas-de-Calais, d. 1717, Paris)

Angel with the Lance

Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris

Several sculptors were involved in creating the six large bronze angels, holding instruments of the Passion, which form part of the Vow of Louis XIII scheme on the high altar of Notre-Dame in Paris. The sculptors included Anselme Flamen who contributed the rather heavy if expressive Angel with the Lance, typical of his style, where a certain stockiness invests the proportions of his figures.