(b. 1652, Dendermonde, d. 1719, Antwerpen)
Maximilian Emmanuel of Bavaria1694
Marble, height 117 cm
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp
The marble bust of Maximilian Emmanuel of Bavaria, Governor of the Spanish Netherlands belongs to the late-Baroque. It is the masterpiece of the Antwerp sculptor Willem Kerrickx the Elder, who, working the marble with such verve and elegance, achieved a lively portrait of a courtly apparition from a society civilised to the point of caricature.