Étienne Peson

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Étienne Peson (c. 1485–1551) was a primitive painter from Marseille, France.

Biography[edit]

Étienne Peson was probably born between 1480 and 1490. Hie died in 1551. He married Jacomette de Crosille (or Jaquemette). They had three children who are known. A son, Jean, also painted. Two daughters, Delphine and Marguerite, both married on 30 March 1533 to Pierre Natte and Pierre Dodon respectively.[1] His work is mainly known from different customer contracts that survive. They show that he had a flourishing career between 1520 and 1530.[2]

Works[edit]

Surviving works that are known to be by Étienne Peson are:

  • La pieta entre saint François et Saint Jérôme in the Musée des beaux-arts de Marseille. This work is described in a contract of 16 March 1515 with Antoine Dupin for the church of Saint-Jérôme, Marseille area.
  • The altarpiece for Olivier Monet, priest of Saint-Chamas, was painted by Étienne Peson. The sculptor is anonymous. This work, described in a contract of 25 January 1519, is located in the parish church of Saint-Chamas.[3]
  • A Pieta with St. Francis in the parish church of Pignans.

References[edit]

Citations

Sources

  • Labande, Léon-Honorétitle=Les primitifs français - Peintres et peintres-verriers de la Provence occidentale (1932). (in French) I. Marseille: Tacussel. p. 258.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  • "retable : visitation (la)". Ministry of Culture, France. Retrieved 2012-11-27. 
  • Varrot, Patrick (June 2012). "Étienne Peson, peintre des années 1520 à Marseille". Marseille, revue culturelle de la ville de Marseille (237): 82–87.