Tijl en Nele - Charles Samuel

Charles De Costerlaan/Keuvelhoekstraat
8300 Knokke-Heist

About the artwork

Tijl and Nele were carved from a monolithic block of white Carrara marble by Belgian sculptor Charles Samuel. The couple is rendered in a surprisingly accurate and detailed fashion. The scene, dreamy rather than heroic, is a nod to a passage from the novel ‘Tijl Uilenspiegel’.

About the artist

At the age of 15, Charles Samuel took up an apprenticeship with a goldsmith and medallist. He studied at the Brussels Academy and received a silver and a gold medal at the Paris World’s Fairs. His bas-reliefs, busts and funerary monuments can be found all over Belgium.