Votive plaque with the Virgin mourning Christ, adored by Dukes of Burgundy, in Les Hospices de Beaune, or Hotel-Dieu de Beaune, a charitable almshouse and hospital for the poor, built 1443-57 by Flemish architect Jacques Wiscrer, and founded by Nicolas Rolin, chancellor of Burgundy, and his wife Guigone de Salins, in Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France. To the left is Philippe le Bon or Philip the Good and his son Charles le Temeraire or Charles the Bold and to the right, Isabelle du Portugal or Isabella of Portugal and a dead child, and the patron saints Andrew and Elizabeth stand over them. The plaque was inspired by a bronze votive tablet given by Isabella to the Convent at the Chartreux de Bales in 1446 by Gerard Loyet. The hospital was run by the nuns of the order of Les Soeurs Hospitalieres de Beaune, and remained a hospital until the 1970s. The building now houses the Musee de l'Histoire de la Medecine, or Museum of the History of Medicine, and is listed as a historic monument. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Votive plaque with the Virgin mourning Christ, adored by Dukes of Burgundy, in Les Hospices de Beaune, or Hotel-Dieu de Beaune, a charitable almshouse and hospital for the poor, built 1443-57 by Flemish architect Jacques Wiscrer, and founded by Nicolas Rolin, chancellor of Burgundy, and his wife Guigone de Salins, in Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France. To the left is Philippe le Bon or Philip the Good and his son Charles le Temeraire or Charles the Bold and to the right, Isabelle du Portugal...
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