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The Tomb of Anne of Burgundy, Duchess of Bedford, in the Musée du Louvre

Jeffrey Chipps Smith
Gesta
Vol. 23, No. 1 (1984), pp. 39-50
DOI: 10.2307/766962
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/766962
Page Count: 12
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Abstract

In 1435 or 1436 Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, commissioned Parisian sculptor Guillaume Vluten to carve an elaborate wall tomb for his sister Anne, Duchess of Bedford, in the Celestine Church in Paris. The effigy, now in the Musée du Louvre, is of superb quality and one of the few funerary statues to survive from this period. By examining the tomb, later representations of the tomb, related art works, and Burgundian court documents, it is possible to redate the tomb, identify its artistic sources, and reconstruct its original appearance. The tomb is an important interim step in the evolution of Burgundian court funerary monuments. The design and the timing of the tomb link it with current political events.

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