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Belgium’s Most Perfect Baroque Church

Namur, Interior of St Loup’s Church at. Intérieur de l’Èglise St Loup a Namur. View of the altar with figures before it. Color lithograph by François Stroobant (Brussels 1819 – Elsene 1916). C. 1850. Inscribed: F S / F. Stroobant del. et lith. / C. Muquardt éditeur. / Imp. Simonau & Toovey., otherwise in French, German, and English as above. 13½ × 8¾ in (34.3 × 22.1 cm).

François Stroobant, St Loup's Church at Namur

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

Built 1621-1645 by Pieter Huyssens (1577 Bruges 1637) the former Jesuit church St. Ignatius is considered

the most perfect example of baroque church construction

in Belgium. After the expulsion of the Jesuits it became the church of the parish of St. Loup.

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