Overview

Boucicaut Master

(fl. c. 1390—1430)


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

(active early 15th century).

Franco-Flemish manuscript illuminator, active in Paris, named after a Book of Hours (Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris) done for Jean II le Meingre Boucicaut (1365–1421), Marshal of France. This manuscript, which probably dates from about 1410, is a magnificent example of the International Gothic style, but in its accomplished handling of space and aerial perspective and its delightful genre detail it heralds the achievements of the 15th-century Netherlandish School. Many other manuscripts have been attributed to the workshop of the Boucicaut Master, who has been tentatively identified with Jacques Coene, an artist with a high contemporary reputation but by whom no documented works are known.

Subjects: Renaissance Art.


Reference entries

See all related reference entries in Oxford Index »


Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.