The Mourners: Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy
Gallery 340

This exhibition presents thirty-eight miniature mourners (approximately 14 inches high) from the arcaded sarcophagus of Duc Jean sans Peur. These mute monks express human grief more succinctly than any other late Gothic or early Renaissance sculptures. Carved by two sculptors, Jean de la Huerta and Antoine le Moiturier, they have, with several important exceptions, remained in Dijon since they were carved in the late 14th and early 15th centuries.

Organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, under the auspices of FRAME (French Regional and American Museum Exchange). The exhibition is supported by a leadership gift from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Florence Gould Foundation, the Eugene McDermott Foundation, Connie Goodyear Baron, and Boucheron. Major corporate support is provided by Bank of the West—Member BNP Paribas Group. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.    more »

Image: Jean de La Huerta and Antoine le Moiturier, Mourner no. 51, mourner with drawn hood, holding a book with his right hand and drying his eyes with a fold of his cloak held in his left hand, 1443-56/57, Alabaster, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon. Photo © FRAME (French Regional and American Museum Exchange) by Jared Bendis and François Jay