June 27th, 2012
The letter this week is the elusive X
So I have chosen Jan Baptist Xavery to represent the letter X.
He was a sculptor, born in Antwerp on the 30th of March, 1697, the son of sculptor, Albertus Xavery, who quite probably taught him before Jan Baptist went on to more advanced training.
In 1725 he became a member of the Confrerie Pictura and in the same year he married Maria Christina Robart. They had two sons, who both became painters.
Jan Baptist Xavery became Court Sculptor to Prince William IV of Orange Nassau,
He died in 1742 at the age of forty-five.
Here are two of his works. The first is entitled 'Apollo and the Cumaean Sibyl'
and the second is a Relief in the St. Bavochurch in Haarlem
It is always a scramble to find another X word, but if you go here
to ABC Wednesday you will find a great variety.