Coppin Delf

(fl. 1456—1488)

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(fl 1456–88). Painter, probably of south Netherlandish or French origin. He served as a cleric in Saint-Flour, near Tours. A highly esteemed decorator and artist, he became known to King René I of Anjou, probably through the King's second wife, Jeanne de Laval, who in 1456 had paid Delf for a panel destined for the ‘belle mere [sic] de Laval’. In letters exchanged between René and his Treasury at Angers in 1459, Delf is named as the artist to be commissioned for a Genealogy of Anjou on parchment (the King later withdrew the commission owing to lack of funds).


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

Subjects: Renaissance Art.

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