By Thomas Kren, Mark Evans, Janet Backhouse, Nancy Turner
Jean Bourdichon was once the court docket painter to 4 successive French kings together with Louis XII and his predecessor, Charles VIII. Bourdichon painted the Hours of Louis XII for the king of France round the time of Louis’s coronation in 1498. released at the social gathering of an exhibition held on the J. Paul Getty Museum, October 18, 2005, to January eight, 2006, and on the Victoria and Albert Museum, February 2 to may well 1, 2006, A Masterpiece Reconstructed reproduces the book’s 16 identified miniatures including a range of different books illuminated by way of the artist, through his instructor Jean Fouquet, and via their contemporaries.
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9 Francois de Bourbon, Count of Vendome (1470-1495), was a cousin of King Charles VIII's and the same age. They were close companions from childhood, and Francois accompanied the king on the Naples campaign in 1494-95, which resulted in Francois' death. 10 When the subject of Bathsheba bathing emerges as an important theme in the second half of the fifteenth century, the story is related in a variety of ways. It appears not only in books for men in the royal family and for officials close to the king but also in books for women of the royal household.
Cat. (Los Angeles, 2003), pp. 330-34, no. 93. 18. On this event, see the essay by Kren in this volume, p. 57. 19. For the latter, see Francois Avril, Jean Fouquet: Peintre et enlumineur du XVe siecle, exh. cat. (Paris, 2003), pp. 196-97. 20. For example, the dimensions of the Louis XII miniature (pi. ), while those of The Presentation in the Temple (pi. 13) and Bathsheba Bathing (pi. ), respectively. The Louis XII miniature is more trimmed at the top but has a wider margin below the lower frame, which explains the comparable height dimensions given here.
MacGibbon 1933, PP- 51? 144)- See also A. Steyert, "Jean Bourdichon. , 2 (1880-81), pp. i-n. 9. MacGibbon 1933, p. 146. 10. , 1994), pp. 59-60. 11. L'Abbe Delaunay, Le livre d'heures de la Reine Anne de Bretagne (Paris, ). The manuscript was already a favorite of Louis XIV's at Versailles in the seventeenth century. 12. As studies of the artist's illuminations, the monographs by MacGibbon 1933 and Raymond Limousin (Jean Bourdichon: Peintre & enlumineur son atelier et son ecole [Lyon, 1954]) are largely out-of-date.
A Masterpiece Reconstructed The Hours of Louis XII by Thomas Kren, Mark Evans, Janet Backhouse, Nancy Turner