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French family of painters and illuminators. Jean Raoul de Montluçon (b Montluçon, 1417; d Bourges, 1494) settled in Bourges c. 1460, when he married Louise Debrielle, the daughter of a local notary. Unusually for a painter, he owned three houses and a vineyard in Bourges, and in 1469 he was living in a house near that of the illuminator Jean Colombe. The Book of Hours belonging to the Bourbon Chappes family (Paris, Bib. Arsenal, MS. 438) bears his signature on the border of the chasuble worn by the high priest in the Marriage of the Virgin (johannes de montelucio me pinxit). Jean also signed himself phonetically as moluson, as in the Monypenny Breviary (sold London, Sotheby's, 19 June 1989, lot 3031), which belonged to a member of a family of Scottish origin living in Berry.

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

Subjects: Renaissance Art.



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