Master of Coëtivy

(fl. c. 1455—1475)

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(fl c. 1455–75). Illuminator, painter, tapestry designer and stained glass designer, active in France. He is named after the Book of Hours with the portraits and armorial bearings of Olivier de Coëtivy and his wife, Marie Marguerite de Valois (Vienna, Österreich. Nbib., MS. 1929), made between their marriage in 1458 and Marie's death in 1473. This smart prayerbook is, in terms of page layout and border decoration, typical of French books of this period, but the style of the miniatures, all the work of the Coëtivy Master, does not appear to derive from the French tradition, suggesting instead a Netherlandish, and more specifically a north Netherlands, origin.


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

Subjects: Renaissance Art.