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ca. 1521-1530 - 'Ferry de Gros (+1544), Philippine Wielant (+1521) and Françoise d'Ailly (+1530)', Sint-Jakobskerk, Brugge, province of West Flanders, Belgium | by RO EL (Roel Renmans)
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ca. 1521-1530 - 'Ferry de Gros (+1544), Philippine Wielant (+1521) and Françoise d'Ailly (+1530)', Sint-Jakobskerk, Brugge, province of West Flanders, Belgium

Free translation from Dutch:

 

"Ferry de Gros was Treasurer of the Order of the Golden Fleece, 'voorsnijder/trancheur' (slicer) of the table to Philip the Fair www.flickr.com/photos/roelipilami/2078268600/ and mayor of the 'Vrije' (Castellany/Liberty of Bruges) in 1522.

In this monument he lies next to his first wife Philippine Wielant. His second wife, Françoise d'Ailly, lies underneath them. Ferry de Gros himself wears an armour covered by a surcoat. His wives are fashionably dressed.

 

This monument is inspired by Italian examples, showing obvious characteristics of the renaissance. Still it retains quite a lot of gothic elements, like the heraldic motivs, the gothic letters, the posture of the effigies ...

On top of the monument we can read the family-motto on the banderolles: 'Tout pour estre toujours léal' (everything to be always loyal). We can find the family-emblem on the baked floor tiles: a double pulley with ropes."

 

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Taken on September 27, 2009