National Geographic : 1914 Sep
IN THE CHOIR OF THE CATHEDRAL: ANTWERP The cathedral (Notre Dame) is the largest and most beautiful Gothic church in Belgium. It was begun in1352 and finished in1616. Charles V declared of its latticed tower that it reminded him of a beautiful conception in Mechlin lace. The high altar piece inthechoir isanAssump tion, by Rubens, said to have been painted in sixteen days. It ranks as one of the best of the tencanvases Rubens devoted tothis subject.