Baptismal Church of Charles V
Home of Jan van Eyck’s Ghent Altarpiece
Ghent, The Choir of St Bavon’s at. Intérieur du Chœur de l’Église St. Bavon a Gand. The baptismal church of Charles V and cathedral of the Diocese of Ghent. With figurines. Color lithograph by François Stroobant (Brussels 1819 – Elsene 1916). Inscribed: F S (18)51 (in reverse) / 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).
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 of St. Bavo/Sint Baafs, the former St. John’s Church, too, as together the home of
Jan van Eyck’s worldfamous Ghent Altarpiece
as the main work of old Netherlandish painting
setting together entirely new standards .
Offer no. 15,509 / EUR 178. (c. US$ 215.) + shipping
“ It came! My plate [already documented as lost] was delivered and it is in excellent condition. I cannot explain all of the delays or what happened. It is in the original packaging that you described and it was delivered by DHL, not the postal service (as far as I can tell – it was left on the porch [!!]). So thank you and so glad that this long story has such a nice ending. It was nice dealing with you, thank you for the plate! ”
(Mrs. J. C., May 8, 2010)