Float for the Antwerp Procession, for the Apotheosis of Antwerp (the Maagdenberg), 1718

Inventory number: CVH 48
© Bollaert & Moortgat

Float for the Antwerp Procession: apotheosis of Antwerp (the Maagdenberg). Eight virgins sit on the sloping sides of the float; they all hold a standard or shield. Seated at the top, under a canopy, is another female figure; her throne is set on a castle (Antwerp castle?) At the bottom, in the centre, a step has been left open, between two newel posts with a flowerpot. Mercury, the god of trade, is standing on the lower right-hand corner of the float, and another figure is standing on the left.

Artist:

Hendrik-Frans Verbrugghen

Dating:

unknown

Material:

Watercolour; brown ink on paper

Dimensions:

422 x 364 mm

Marks :

Signature lower right; date lower right, next to the signature.

Place:

Plantin-Moretus-Museum, Antwerp

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