SALLAERT, Anthonis
(b. 1580/90, Bruxelles, d. 1650, Bruxelles)

Procession of the Maids in the Place du Grand Sablon in Brussels

Oil on canvas, 55 x 99 cm
Galleria Sabauda, Turin

The occasion of the arrival of a statue of the Virgin in 1348 from Antwerp by boat is still celebrated annually in July in Brussels. It is a grand procession called the Ommegang (literally "walkabout") from Grand Sablon to the Grand-Place.