In this period, the sculpture class of the Academy of Antwerp was still one of the most popular options for aspiring sculptors in the country. In contrast to prior years, Joseph Geefs, who had attained the station of Academy director in 1876, no longer dominated sculpture education. As can be discerned from the student registers, a reorganization of the Academy’s classes was effectuated during the late 1880s, leading to the occurrence of some new names in the education of sculptors in Antwerp. 1