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Jan-Frans Willems

Boechout 1793 - Gent 1846
Flemish writer and father of the Flemish movement.
(Wikipedia)
Isidoor de Rudder
1899

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Description

Marble statue of a muscular young man, representing the Vlaamse Beweging (Flemish Movement) removing the veil of the Flemish virgin. On the soccle with a stone portrait medallion, the names of other persons of the Vlaamse Beweging and two reliefs representing respectively the Flemish anthem and the Flemish epos Reynaert de Vos

 

Inscription(s)

1793 - 1846
JAN FRANS WILLEMS
blommaert
conscience
david
ledeganck
rens
serrvre
snellaert
van dvyse
van ryswyck

Signature

is. de rudder

Sculptor

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Location (N 51°3'12" - E 3°43'32")

Item Code: beov023; Photograph: 27 May 2008  / updated: 3 March 2011
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