Brussels, Interior of St Gudule’s Church. Intérieur de l’Église Ste Gudule, a Bruxelles. The tomb of Archduke Ernest of Austria in the Gothic cathedral St. Gudule and St. Michael. In the foreground reading priest with two acolytes. Color lithograph by François Stroobant (Brussels 1819 – Elsene 1916). Inscribed: F. S (18)51 / F. Stroobant del. et lith. / C. Muquardt éditeur. / Imp. Simonau & Toovey, Bruxelles., otherwise in French, German, and English as above. 13⅝ × 8¾ in (34.5 × 22.1 cm).

François Stroobant, Interior of St Gudule's Church, Brussels (Tomb of the Archduke Ernest of Austria)

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 then the present one, too.

The most important sacred building of the city

housing beside the tomb of the younger brother of Rudolf II also the painters’ chapel St. Catherine in which i. a. Roger van der Weyden is buried, while in the choir on Oct. 22, 1555, the capital of the Order of the Golden Fleece elected Philip II of Spain to their Grand Master. It was part of the “Splendid zenith in the sequence of abdications (on behalf of Charles V) and inthronements” (Heinz Schilling)

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