Jean Cuypers (Leuven, 9 January 1844 - Leuven, 30 August 1897) was a Belgian sculptor.
He was educated at the Academy in his home town of Leuven. In 1867 he won the second prize in the sculpture contest organized by the Société d'encouragement des Beaux-Arts in Antwerp. In 1872 he won the Prix de Rome with a bass relief on the theme "Calpurnius begs Caesar not to go to the Senate" and was able to stay in Rome for a while because of it. There he made, among other things, the marble sculpture "Hallali: the hunted roebuck brought done by the Hunter" (now in the Museum of fine arts in Brussels). From 1880, he spent two years in Paris, afterwards he lived in Brussels.
In 1887 a bust of Joseph Poelaert was inaugurated at the entrance of the Brussels Palace of Justice. In 1890 he made the sculpture of Lodewijk van Bodegem for the Kleine Zavel in Brussels. For the same park, he also made 3 of the 48 handicraft figurines: (i) tin smiths - plumbers; (ii) hat makers, fullers and brandy distillers and (iii) locks and clock makers. He also made some sculptures for the facade of the Town Hall of Brussels and Leuven.
The M - Museum Leuven possesses a marble "Slave
Bronze figures. 2 medieval builder.
Excellent quality. Wonderful patina.
On the marble pedestal.
In excellent condition.
End 19th century
Height - 17 cm.
Width: 7 cm.
Total weight 1.6 kg
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