Vingt Belges 6

Philippe Le Bon

Philippe Le Bon

Philippe Le Bon (Philip the Good)
Pen-and-ink with wash, 282mm x 416mm, 1944

Philippe Le Bon (1396-1467) was Duke of Burgundy as Philip III. His third marriage, in Bruges, was to Isabella of Portugal and several of their offspring were born in what is now Belgium. He held court in Brussels, inherited Antwerp and established a shipyard in Bruges. Both his portrait and that of Isabella were painted by Rogier van der Weyden.

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