John Absolon, 'View in the East Nave (Godfrey of Bouillon

John Absolon, 'View in the East Nave (Godfrey of Bouillon

John Absolon (1815-95)
'View in the East Nave (Godfrey of Bouillon, by Simonis)'
1851
Watercolour and gouache over pencil on paper
Museum no. E.10-2007
Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund and the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851

The centrepiece of the Belgian display was a plaster of the statue of the medieval hero Godfrey of Bouillon by Eugène Simonis. A bronze version stands outside the Royal Palace in Brussels. At the foot of the plaster are a number of smaller marbles by Simonis, including The Happy Child.

'View in the East Nave (Godfrey of Bouillon, by Simonis)', after John Absolon, lithograph, 1851. From book in NAL, pressmark 110.F.16, p.37

'View in the East Nave (Godfrey of Bouillon, by Simonis)', after John Absolon, colour lithograph, 1851. Museum no. 19538.17