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Fouquet, Jean, or Jehan

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00066680
Fouquet, Jean, or Jehan

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French, 15th century, male.

Born c. 1420, in Tours; died between 1477 and 1481, in Tours.

Painter, miniaturist, illuminator. Religious subjects, portraits.

Once considered to be one of the most famous painters of his time, Fouquet was forgotten so completely that when two of his paintings were acquired by the Louvre in the 19th century, one was listed as a 'Greek work', while the other was described as a work of the German school. His resurrection is due mainly to the intuition of a collector who anticipated by a long way the work of scholars. In ...

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Subjects: Painting ; Book Arts and Illustration ; 17th-Century Art ; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400) ; Religious Art ; Christian Art

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