Corbel for the Eusebius Tower: woman with tulips

Corbel of a Woman with tulips for the Eusebius Tower at 22 meters heightIt's a nice and busy time at the moment. We were not yet finished with a series of ornaments for the Utrecht Cathedral or a truckload of stone 18 limestone blocks for new flying buttress figurines and 10 large blocks for corbels. The flying buttress figurines are for the Eusebius Church in Arnhem, and the corbels will be placed at a height of 22 meters in the tower van die kerk.

Woman with tulips

The first piece I took in hand, for the South facade of the tower, involved a female with a kind of pageboy haircut and a bunch of half withered tulips and gerberas (see above). The south facade at scaffolding layer no. 10 of the tower contains five corbels with faces on them, of which there are two corner pieces. This, therefore, is a left-hand corner piece. They probably originally were carved by Eduard van Kuilenburg, somewhere in the 1950s. Many of these stones he carved on site in the direct carving method in the soft tuff.

several blocks for stone corbels for the Eusebius Tower 22 meters height

Part of the blocks with faces and winged animals

several blocks for stone corbels for the Eusebius Tower 22 meters height

Old pieces of tuff and new blocks of Muschelkalk limestone in the yard.

The north facade contains five corbels with winged animals. It's not clear to me what kind of animals these all are, but the one that I'm presently working on is a cat anyway. More on that later.

Beeldhouwerijblog.nl is the blog of Koen van Velzen, sculptor in stone and bronze. Look up my website as well: beeldhouwerijvanvelzen.nl

Leave a comment

The email address will not be published.