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Cycle of Mary

Theodoor Van Loon
Vlaamse Meesters in Situ Scherpenheuvel Onze-Lieve-Vrouwebasiliek Theodoor van Loon

The seven paintings that adorn the basilica are Theodoor Van Loon’s most famous works and the only pieces of his that can still be admired in their original location. Their monumental scenes depict the life of the Virgin Mary, their themes coinciding with the seven feast days celebrated at the court of Archdukes Albert and Isabella.

Basilica of Our Lady

The town of Scherpenheuvel sprouted around its brand new imposing Basilica of Our Lady in the early 17th century. Indeed, the pilgrims’ church was built to be seen and no material was too precious!

Basilieklaan
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