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Cardon family

Helena Bussers

in Oxford Art Online


Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gao/9781884446054.article.T014007

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Flemish family of sculptors. The brothers (1) Servaes Cardon and (2) Joannes Cardon were the sons and pupils of the decorative sculptor Forci [Fursy] Cardon (c. 1577–1651), who was responsible for some of the sculptural decorations of the chapel of the Mercers’ Guild in Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Cathedral in Antwerp, as well as for some sculpture for their guildhall. What little remains of the brothers’ work is in a typically robust Flemish Baroque style, although some of the sculptures associated with Joannes display the greater degree of elegance and sophistication of the High Baroque style.

(b Antwerp, bapt April 19, 1608; d ?Antwerp, between 11 Jan and Nov 4, 1649).

He became a master sculptor in the Antwerp Guild of St Luke in 1628–9. During the 1630s he made a number of stone statues of the Virgin for street-corner shrines in Antwerp. His most important creation was the pulpit (...

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Subjects: Sculpture and Carving

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