Thomas Vinçotte

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Fame with chariot, atop the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp

Baron Thomas Jules Vinçotte (1850–1925) was a Belgian sculptor and medallist.

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Life

Vinçotte was the son of Jean-Marie Vinçotte, born in Borgerhout and brother of the engineer Robert Vinçotte. Thomas initially trained at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels under Joseph Jacquet and Eugène Simonis, then continued his education in Paris at the École des Beaux-Arts [1] under Pierre-Jules Cavelier. [2] He returned to Belgium and from 1886 through 1921 he lectured at the National University of Fine Arts in Antwerp.

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A street in Schaerbeek is named in his honor.

Honours

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Work

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"The Palace is where His Majesty the King exercises his prerogatives as Head of State, grants audiences and deals with affairs of state. Apart from the offices of the King and the Queen, the Royal Palace houses the services of the Grand Marshal of the Court, the King's Head of Cabinet, the Head of the King's Military Household and the Intendant of the King's Civil List. The Palace also includes the State Rooms where large receptions are held, as well as the apartments provided for foreign Heads of State during official visits."

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References

  1. "Thomas Vinçotte (1850-1925) - Biographie".
  2. 1 2 A history of European and American sculpture: from the early ..., Volume 2 By Chandler Rathfon Post
  3. http://dewardt.net/dimebook/Belgium.pdf
  4. Handelsblad (Het) 15-05-1881
  5. Handelsblad (Het) 06-01-1887
  6. Laatste Nieuws (Het) 17-05-1896
  7. "Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten".