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Fouquet (Foucquet), Jean

Ian Chilvers

in The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists

Fourth edition

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780199532940
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191727634
Fouquet (Foucquet), Jean

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(b Tours, c.1420; d Tours, c.1481).

The greatest French painter of the 15th century. He was equally outstanding as a panel painter and a manuscript illuminator, his work in both fields having the same clarity, gravity, and magnificent purity of line. Little is known of his life, but his sober demeanour is recorded in a remarkable miniature self-portrait (...

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Subjects: Art

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