(b. 1577, Brugge, d. 1637, Brugge)

Interior view

Sint-Carolus-Borromeuskerk, Antwerp

In the interior the monumental barrel vault is of Italian origin, it calls up memories both of the Gesù and of St Peter's. An Italian style monumentality was clearly intended; hence, too, the import of marble columns from Italy for the interior.

The church boasted numerous paintings and ceiling paintings by Rubens which were unfortunately destroyed during a fire in 1718. After the fire the church was given a more sober interior.