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Guided tour 'The Maastricht of IAN'

Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg, Maastricht

Explore the traces of IAN in Maastricht during this heritage walk. Uncover his workplace, patrons, and material sources, while discussing aspects of sculpture restoration.

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Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg
Maastricht
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In the Maastricht of around 1500, numerous artists and craftsmen were active. One of them was the renowned woodcarver Jan van Steffeswert. He carried out commissions for many churches and sextons in Maastricht, but his craftsmanship was also appreciated outside the city walls. Today, Van Steffeswert's work can be admired in cities such as New York, Brussels, and Liege. The most extensive collection is housed in the Bonnefanten Museum, where one of his masterpieces is also on display: the Richly Adorned Lady, a small boxwood sculpture about 18 cm tall, acquired by the museum during the TEFAF in 2020. In addition to the impressive quality of his carvings, Van Steffeswert is known for signing his sculptures, a practice that was rare in the late Middle Ages. One of his signatures consisted of the three letters IAN.

During th…

In the Maastricht of around 1500, numerous artists and craftsmen were active. One of them was the renowned woodcarver Jan van Steffeswert. He carried out commissions for many churches and sextons in Maastricht, but his craftsmanship was also appreciated outside the city walls. Today, Van Steffeswert's work can be admired in cities such as New York, Brussels, and Liege. The most extensive collection is housed in the Bonnefanten Museum, where one of his masterpieces is also on display: the Richly Adorned Lady, a small boxwood sculpture about 18 cm tall, acquired by the museum during the TEFAF in 2020. In addition to the impressive quality of his carvings, Van Steffeswert is known for signing his sculptures, a practice that was rare in the late Middle Ages. One of his signatures consisted of the three letters IAN.

During the walk, participants will be taken on the traces of IAN through Maastricht. Where did he work? Who were his patrons? How did he obtain his materials? These questions, along with aspects of sculpture restoration, will be discussed during the walk.

In collaboration with SRAL (Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg).

Starting point: Helpoort Maastricht (on the lawn opposite the Hoge Brug)
The tour will be given in Dutch or English depending on the composition of the group.

When

  • Sunday the 10th of march 2024 from 11:00 to 12:30Bestel ticket
  • Sunday the 10th of march 2024 from 15:00 to 16:30Bestel ticket
  • Tuesday the 12th of march 2024 from 15:00 to 16:30Bestel ticket
  • Dutch-language:
    Sunday 10 March 2024, 11:00-12:30
    Tuesday 12 March 2024, 15:00-16:30

    English-language:
    Sunday 10 March 2024, 15:00-16:30

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  • Free

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