Sculptures of weepers by Claus Sluter, 1340-1405, and Claus de Werve, 1380-1459, on the tomb of Philippe le Hardi, or Philip the Bold, 1342-1404, (Philippe II, duc de Bourgogne, or Philip II, Duke of Burgundy), 1381-1410, in the Grande Salle du Palais des ducs de Bourgogne, or Salle des Gardes, a 15th century Flamboyant Gothic hall, in the Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, opened 1787 in the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy in Dijon, Burgundy, France. The tomb consists of a painted alabaster effigy with lion and angels, and below, figures of pleurants or weepers among Gothic tracery. Claus Sluter worked on the weepers 1389-1404 and produced startlingly realistic sculptures, and Claus de Werve completed them 1404-10. The tombs were originally from the Chartreuse de Champmol, or Chartreuse de la Sainte-Trinite de Champmol, a Carthusian monastery which was sacked in the French Revolution and the tombs moved to Dijon cathedral then here in 1827. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Sculptures of weepers by Claus Sluter, 1340-1405, and Claus de Werve, 1380-1459, on the tomb of Philippe le Hardi, or Philip the Bold, 1342-1404, (Philippe II, duc de Bourgogne, or Philip II, Duke of Burgundy), 1381-1410, in the Grande Salle du Palais des ducs de Bourgogne, or Salle des Gardes, a 15th century Flamboyant Gothic hall, in the Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, opened 1787 in the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy in Dijon, Burgundy, France. The tomb consists of a painted alabaster...
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