Baroque  Jewel  in  Gothic  Shrine

Antwerp, Confessional in St Paul’s Church. Confessionnal de l’Église de St Paul a Anvers. With several figures. Color lithograph by François Stroobant (Brussels 1819 – Elsene 1916). Inscribed: F S (18)53 (in reverse) / F. Stroobant del. et lith. / C. Muquardt éditeur. / Imp. Simonau & Toovey, Bruxelles., otherwise in French, German, and English as above. 13½ × 8¾ in (34.4 × 22.3 cm).

François Stroobant, Confessional in St Paul's Church, Antwerp

Boetticher II/2, 855. – “Belgian architectural painter … known by works and drawings to art history, especially of his homeland. Several drawings he has lithographed himself.” So the present one, too.

The rich Baroque altars of the former Dominican church just as the carved furnishings, among which

the  confessionals  with  totally  40  life-sized  figures

stand  out  once  more ,

reckon among the most beautiful altogether.

Offer no. 15,503 / EUR  148. (c. US$ 171.) + shipping

„ nachdem die wunderbare Stangenabwurf-Folge (Wintter’s Aufsezen oder wachstum des Hirschgeweihes hiesiger Lieferung) nun meine Wand ziert, habe ich zwei (Desiderata-)Bitten an Sie. Es fehlt mir … Können Sie mir behilflich sein? “

(Herr C. R., 28. Januar 2015)