Werve, Claus van de

Werve, Claus van de

(klous vän də vĕr`və), d. 1439, Flemish sculptor. The nephew and student of Claus SluterSluter, Claus
, d. 1406, Flemish sculptor, probably of Dutch extraction, active in Burgundy. Under Philip the Bold of Burgundy he had charge of the sculptural works for the porch of the Chartreuse of Champmol, near Dijon; there stands his pedestal for a Calvary—the
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, 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.