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Jean van Eyck square.

A very bad and cold day with a little bit misty atmosphere.

Originally there was no square to be found, but the line continued, with a bridge above it bearing the name Sint-Jansbrug, or New Year's Bridge, because a market for sweets and children's toys was held on the bridge around New Year. In 1787 the row was excavated at that location and the Sint-Jansbrug was demolished. This created a square that initially continued to bear the name Sint-Jansbrug.
In the French period, the name 'Academieplaetse' gradually came into use, after the drawing and painting academy that was located in the Poortersloge. In 1844 the city council introduced the name 'Jan van Eyckplaats', as a tribute to the painter Jan van Eyck, who was given a marble statue there in 1856, after the design of Jan-Robert Calloigne. This statue was removed in 1871, after which it stood on the Burg for a century. The inauguration of the current statue on high bluestone base from 1878, designed by Hendrik Pickery, was the reason for the restoration with city allowance of several houses on this square

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25/01/2020 12:24:06
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