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(fl Bruges, c. 1460–80). South Netherlandish illuminator. The name was given to the painter of three manuscripts made for Antoine of Burgundy (see Burgundy, (2): a two-volume French translation of Valerius Maximus, Faits et dits mémorables (Berlin, Staatsbib., MS. Dep. Breslau 2), a Chronicle by Aegidius de Roya (The Hague, Rijksmus. Meermanno–Westreenianum, MS. 10.A.21) and a Livre de bonnes moeurs by Jacques le Grand (Paris, priv. col.). The artist also worked for other patrons, contributing, for example, to the illumination of a four-volume copy of Froissart's Chronicles (Paris, Bib. N., MS fr. 2643–6) for Louis de Gruuthuse. His most beautiful work is the Schwarzes Gebetbuch (‘Black prayerbook’; Vienna, Österreich. Nbib., Cod. 1856), a Book of Hours with both the lettering and the illumination in inks and paints of gold and silver on parchment dyed black.

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From The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Renaissance Art.



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