Lancelot Blondeel

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Saint Luke portrays the Virgin by Lancelot Blondeel, Groeningemuseum, 1545

Lancelot Blondeel, also Lanceloot (1498 – 4 March 1561), was a Flemish painter, architect, surveyor and cartographer.

Blondeel was born in Poperinge, but established himself as an artist at Bruges. He became a member of the painters' guild in 1519.[1] He primarily painted commissioned religious themed works for local churches. In 1550 Blondeel and Jan van Scorel were commissioned to restore Jan van Eyck's celebrated Ghent Altarpiece.[1] He founded in 1549 two triumphal arches, commissioned by Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, based on the Roman style. He also designed a canal that linked Bruges to the sea, a project that greatly promoted Bruges' trade. It is known that he had a daughter named Anna, who later married his pupil Pieter Pourbus. Blondeel died in Bruges on 4 March 1561.

Works[edit]

  • Triptyque avec les saints Côme et Damien, Bruges, Sint-Jacobskerk (1523)
  • Triptyque avec l’Histoire de la Sainte Croix, Furnes, Niklasskerk
  • Les Sept Joies de Notre-Dame, Tournai, cathédrale Notre-Dame (perhaps in collaboration with Pierre Pourbus)
  • Martyre d’un saint, New York City, private collection (1548 or 1558)
  • Le Calvaire, Nantes, Musée des Beaux-Arts
  • Vierge à l’Enfant avec saint Luc et saint Éloi, Bruges, Sint-Salvatorskathedraal (1545)
  • Saint Luc peignant la Vierge, Bruges, Groeningemuseum (1545)
  • Le Bon Samaritain, Bruges, Sint-Janshospitaal

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lancelot Blondeel Brief Bio". Retrieved 30 July 2013. 

Bibliography (unreferenced)[edit]

  • W.H.J. Weale, 'Lancelot Blondeel', The Burlington Magazine 14 (1908), pp. 96-101, 160-166
  • W.H.J. Weale, 'Lancelot Blondeel, Pictor Brugensis Praestantissimus', The Burlington Magazine 18 (1911), p. 297 (review)
  • J. Duverger, E. Roobaert, 'Lancelot Blondeel (1498-1561). Zijn rol en betekenis', Gentse bijdragen tot de kunstgeschiedenis en de oudheidkunde 18 (1959-'60), pp. 95-105
  • K.G. Bon, 'Lancelot Blondeel as a designer for sculpture and textiles', Hafnia. Copenhagen papers in the history of art no. 4, 1976, pp. 113-123
  • B.C. van den Boogert, 'De triomfen van de keizer. De verheerlijking van Karel V en de toepassing van antieke motieven in de Nederlandse kunst', in: B.C. van den Boogert, J. Kerkhoff e.a., cat.tent. Maria van Hongarije. *Koningin tussen keizers en kunstenaars, 1505-1558, Utrecht (Museum Catharijneconvent) / 's-Hertogenbosch (Noordbrabants Museum) 1993, pp. 220-268
  • 'Bijzondere aanwinst voor het groeningemuseum. Lanceloot Blondeel, "De dood van Generaal Crassus", midden 16de eeuw', Brugge Stedelijke en Museumvrienden Bulletin 20 (2000), no. 2, p. 16
  • L. Jansen, 'Lanceloot Blondeel en de Generale Reglen de architecturen van Pieter Coecke van Aelst', Desipientia 9 (2002), no. 1, pp. 6-41
  • Witting, Felix (1917). Lancelot Blomdeel. Strassbourg: J. H. E. Heitz (Heitz & Mündel). 

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