Historical and Commemorative
Collection of Benjamin Weiss
NOTRE DAME AT ANTWERP
WIENER, Jacques and Leopold: Belgium, 1845, Bronze, 50 mm
The Cathedral of Notre Dame in Antwerp, Belgium, is the most striking building in the city. It was begun in the 14th century and not completed until nearly 200 years later. It is the biggest church in the city, having a tower more than 400 feet high, and one of the finest Gothic buildings in the country. The cathedral contains, among other paintings, three of Rubins' masterpieces : "The Descent from the Cross," "The Elevation of the Cross," and " The Assumption".
LINK to Descent from the Cross by Peter Paul Rubens (from Web Gallery of Art)
LINK to The Elevation of the Cross by Peter Paul Rubens (from artchive.com)
LINK to Painting of Antwerp Cathedral by Peeter Neeffs (from wga.hu)