Jean Bourdichon

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Miniature, The Wealthy Man, École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris

Jean Bourdichon (1457 or 1459 – 1521) was a French miniature painter and manuscript illuminator at the court of France between the end of the 15th century and the start of the 16th century, in the reigns of Louis XI of France, Charles VIII of France, Louis XII of France and Francis I of France.[1] He was probably born in Tours, and was a pupil of Jean Fouquet.[2] He died in Tours.

Two of Bourdichon's most famous works are the Hours of Louis XII (now dispersed, begun 1498) and the Grandes Heures of Anne of Brittany for Louis's queen.


  1. ^ "Jean Bourdichon Brief Bio". Retrieved 2012-05-14.
  2. ^ "Jean Fouquet Brief Bio". Archived from the original on 2015-05-23. Retrieved 2012-05-14.

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