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Location address: Gent
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From here, between the statue of the brother Van Eyck and the “Vijt-chapel” of the Kathedral, a couple of old ladies saw a light shining in the chapel, at the evening of the disappearance of a panel of the painting of the “Lam Gods”. Althought they thought it was strange, they suspected no bad and didn’t inform the police. They continued their way to their house at the “Bisdomplein”.
The “Vijt”-chapel was the place where the original painting was located. Now, a copy of the painting can be admired there. The original can be seen at the back of the kathedral in a well-prtected place. You can reconize the “Vijt”-chapel easily:a white lamb has been painted on one of the windows.
In the years 50, the bishop of Ghent decided to create a copy of the stolen painting “De Rechtvaardige Rechters”.
He asked the painter Julien Van de Veeken to take up the task. As any artists want to do, he put a personal touch to the painting. He changed the 15th century person by a “modern” well-known person. Leopold the third, became one of the heads of the Judges in the painting.