HRH Prince Lorenz of Belgium visited the Hof van Busleyden Museum, where he had the opportunity to admire a number of works restored with support from the King Baudouin Foundation and the Baillet Latour Fund, including the famous Walled Gardens, which have now recovered all their former splendour.
The Marcel Van Rooy – Élise De Smedt Fund has recently purchased a porcelain bust of the Prince-Bishop of Liege at the BRAFA. This 18th century work bears witness to the great portraiture talent and technical mastery of its sculptor.
Remarkable craftmanship and ambitious entrepreneurship contributed to the development of the art of engraving and printmaking during the century of Breughel. Hans Bol’s series of engravings “Emblemata Evangelica”, acquired by the King Baudouin Foundation, bears witness to this period and are shown at the exhibition “Prints in in the Age of Breughel”.