Breuck (or Dubrucque), Jacob Van
Breuck (Or Dubrucque), Jacob Van
the elder, an eminent Flemish architect and sculptor, was a native of Mons or St. Omer, and flourished in the former part of the 16th century. He travelled in Italy, and in 1539 erected the chateau near the city of Mons for the conte de Boussu, which he decorated with an admirable collection of works of art. As a sculptor he executed, for the Church of St. Wandru, at Mons, several statues, and some bass-reliefs representing the Last Supper, The Flagellation, Christ Bearing the Cross, etc. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.