Peronet Lamy

(fl. 1432—1453)

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(fl 1432–53). Illuminator and painter. He worked for the House of Savoy. He is first recorded in Savoy in May 1432, when he undertook the marginal illumination of an Apocalypse (Madrid, Escorial, Bib. Monasterio S Lorenzo, MS. E. Vit. 5) begun by jean Bapteur in 1428 for Amadeus VIII, first Duke of Savoy (reg 1391–1434). Besides illuminating the initials and marginal ornament on all 97 folios, Lamy was also paid ‘for certain images’. These miniatures (fols 24v–26r) serve as the basis for other attributions. In time the bright palette and softly modelled figures of the Apocalypse gave way to darker colours and angular bodies. In August 1432 ‘Perenet lenlumineur’ helped Bapteur to decorate the ‘Sale Nove’ and the new chapel of the château of Thonon; otherwise Lamy's career was connected solely with manuscripts.


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

Subjects: Renaissance Art.

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