Master of Antoine of Burgundy

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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.


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

Subjects: Renaissance Art.