Jan Baptiste van Meunincxhove
Birthplace unknown 1620/25 – 1703/1704 Bruges
The Burg square in Bruges
Oil on canvas : 76,3 X 111,3 cm
Frame : 89,8 X 125,0 cm
Provenance : Bruges, Castle Tudor, collection of Knight Stanislas Emmanuel van Outryve d’Ydewalle (Lille 1871 – 1959 Bruges)
The Baroque painter Jan Baptist van Meunincxhove excelled in painting town views of Bruges. Several versions of both the Burg square and the Market square are known. These are important historic witnesses, showing buildings that no longer exist or that have been altered.
At the left side of our painting stands the original cathedral of Bruges, St Donation’s, which was completely destroyed under the First French Republic between 1799 and 1807.
At right one recognizes the large city hall.
Price : on request