Henri Kervyn De Lettenhove
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Henri Kervyn De Lettenhove
Castle Tudor, in Sint-Andries, near Bruges

Henri Marie Bruno Joseph Léon, Baron Kervyn De Lettenhove (sometimes styled Henry instead) (1856-1928)[1] was a Belgian lawyer and amateur architect and art historian.


He was born in 1856 to Baron Joseph Kervyn de Lettenhove, historian and politician.[2]



Books and articles

  • 1907: La toison d'or : notes sur l'institution et l'histoire de l'ordre, depuis l'année 1429 jusqu'à l'année 1559 (edited)
  • 1908: Les chefs-d'oeuvre d'art ancien à l'Exposition de la Toison d'or à Bruges en 1907 (with others)
  • 1912: L'exposition de la miniature (introduction)
  • 1917: La guerre et les oeuvres d'art en Belgique : 1914-1916


He presided over multiple exhibitions in Bruges, including:

He was also involved with other exhibitions, like the 1907 exhibition of the Golden Fleece in Bruges, a 1910 exhibition in Brussels of 17th century Belgian painting, and a 1912 exhibition on miniature painting.

He was one of the founding members of the "Museum van de Nijverheidskunst" in het Huis de Roode Steen in Bruges, founded in 1908 but only opened to the public in 1911. He was also one of the driving forces behind the Groeningemuseum, but due to the many delays, including the first World War, it only opened after his death.[2]

He was a member of the Royal Commission for Monuments and Sites.


  1. ^ Meganck, Leen (2013). Regionalism and Modernity: Architecture in Western Europe, 1914-1940. Universitaire Pers Leuven. p. 56. ISBN 9789058679185.
  2. ^ a b Nys, Liesbet (2012). De intrede van het publiek. Universitaire Pers Leuven. p. 534. ISBN 9789058678980.
  3. ^ "Castle Tudor". European Garden Heritage Network.
  4. ^ "Monument voor de slachtoffers uit de Eerste Wereldoorlog in het Sint-Lodewijkscollege" (in Dutch). Beeldbank Brugge.

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