Jacques Daret

(c. 1400—1468)

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(b Tournai, c.1405; dc.1468).

Netherlandish painter. From 1428 to 1432 he was apprenticed in Tournai to Robert Campin along with Rogelet de la Pasture (assumed to be identical with Rogier van der Weyden); the similarity of Daret's style to that of the Master of Flémalle is one of the main reasons for thinking that Campin and this master are one and the same. Four panels survive from Daret's chief work, an altarpiece for the Abbey of St Vaast in Arras (1432–5), and one of these—the Nativity (Thyssen Mus., Madrid)—is obviously based on the Master of Flémalle's painting of the subject in Dijon (Mus. B.-A.). Two of the other three panels from the St Vaast Altarpiece are in Berlin (Gemäldegalerie), and the fourth is in Paris (Petit Palais). Daret's other work included tapestry cartoons and manuscript illuminations.

Subjects: Art.

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