(active 1470s)

Effigy of Isabella of Bourbon

O.-L. Vrouwekathedraal, Antwerp

The funeral monument of Isabella of Bourbon, wife of Duke Charles the Bold of Burgundy, was erected in the abbey church of St Michael near Antwerp in 1476. It was robbed of most of its decoration in the 16th or 17th century. Originally the tomb was surrounded by 24 bronze statuettes of noblemen and women standing in niches. The bronze effigy of Isabella was later moved to the O.-L. Vrouwekathedraal (Cathedral of Our Lady) in Antwerp, where it remains to this day. Nothing more of the tomb furnishings survives, with the exception of ten statuettes in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

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