Claus van de Werve

Werve, Claus van de (klous vän də vĕrˈvə) [key], d. 1439, Flemish sculptor. The nephew and student of Claus Sluter, Werve succeeded his uncle as chief sculptor to Philip the Bold, whose tomb he designed. His squat, chunky figures were close in style to Sluter's.

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