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The painter Hugo van der Goes with onlookers and a group of choir boys singing. Wood engraving after E.C. Wauters.

  • Wauters, Emile, 1846-1933.
Date
1800-1899
Reference
33204i
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An episode at Rood-Klooster, an Augustinian priory near Brussels, where Hugo van der Goes lived as a lay brother. 'Fine arts. The Brussels exhibition. "The madness of Hugo Van der Goes" represents the Prior of Rouge Cloitre causing boy choristers to sing and play in order to aid the recovery of the demented painter. The incident is rendered with intense vraisemblance. The figure of the painter seated, staring wistfully as he tries to collect his deranged intellect, is most pathetic. The head of the sympathetic prior, who, standing behind the chair of the sufferer directing the cadences of the music, has been surpassed by no ancient master." --Illustrated London news, 31 August 1872, p. 202

Publication/Creation

1800-1899

Physical description

1 print : wood engraving ; image 15.2 x 22.7 cm

Lettering

The madness of Hugo van der Goes (from the picture by M. Emile Wauters) Emile Wauters

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 33204i

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  • English


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