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FOUQUET, Jean, or Jehan (1420 - 1477), Painter, miniaturist, illuminator

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
FOUQUET, Jean, or Jehan (1420 - 1477), Painter, miniaturist, illuminator

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French, 15th century, male.

Born c. 1420, in Tours; died between 1477 and 1481, in Tours.

Painter, miniaturist, illuminator. Religious subjects, portraits.

Once considered to be one of the most famous painters of his time, Fouquet was forgotten so completely that when two of his paintings were acquired by the Louvre in the 19th century, one was listed as a 'Greek work', while the

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