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When dealing with sculpture from the middle ages it is often impossible to know who the artist is. The sculpture of Adriaen van Wesel is an exception. This artist is known to have worked in the 15th century and that he was very famous during his life. This last supper is an example of his mastery. Christ and his twelve disciples are seated around a table on which there is a dish containing pieces of bread. The man with the money pouch on his back to the left in the foreground is Judas, who would betray Christ.

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Title The last supper
Material and technique Oak
Object type
Sculpture > Three-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 55 cm
Height 52 cm
Depth 19.3 cm
Artists Beeldhouwer: Adriaen van Wesel
Accession number BEK 1054 (OK)
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1940
Age artist Between 58 and 73 years old
Internal exhibitions Brons Hout Steen. Zeven eeuwen sculptuur in het Museum Boijmans-van Beuningen (1994)
External exhibitions Ontsnapt aan de Beeldenstorm, Middeleeuwse beeldhouwkunst uit de Domstad (2012)
Geographical origin The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe
Place of manufacture Utrecht > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Adriaen van Wesel

Utrecht circa 1417 - Utrecht circa 1490

Adriaen van Wesel was born in 1417 in Utrecht and became a member of the local saddle-makers guild, to which sculptors were also admitted at that time. He...

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