Claus Sluter and Claus de Werve, Mourners, from the Tomb of Philip the Bold

Erratum: Please note that at 2:19-20 we indicate that Mourner 23 is a monk. This is incorrect. That sculpture represents a lay figure. As we mention early in the video, The Mourners represent monks, clergy, and family. Sophie Jungie offeres this list: 1 priest, 2 choir boys, 1 acolyte, 1 deacon, 1 bishop, 3 cantors, 2 Carthusian monks, the Duke’s family and household, and 1 additional “mourner.”

Claus Sluter (with Claus de Werve), Mourners, Tomb of Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, 1410 (Museum of Fine Arts, Dijon) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris & Dr. Steven Zucker. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.


Save This Post

No account yet? Register