This antique Delft tile mural was made around 1820 in the Dutch city of Utrecht. It depicts saint Willibrord, was an Anglo-Saxon missionary and saint, known as the "Apostle to the Frisians" in the modern Netherlands. He became the first Bishop of Utrecht and died at Echternach, Luxembourg. The scene on this mural is based on an engraving by Cornelis Bloemaert. Saint Willibrord is depicted in his Bishop's robe with miter and staff. He holds a model of the Cathedral of Utrecht in his left hand. A winebarrel and the jugs refer to a miracle that happened during his reigh in the monastery of Echternach. The mural is in a good and pure condition with two glued fractures. They are in the top left and lower right tile.
|Production area (city)
|Size mural (approx.)
|10.2" (w) by 15.4" (h) or 26 cm (w) by 39 cm (h)
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