Jean Le Noir (illuminator)

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Jean le Noir, Psalter of Bonne de Luxembourg (c. 1348 – 1349, New York, The Cloisters, Inv. 69. 86.), The Three Living and the Three Dead, folio 322r

Jean le Noir was a French manuscript illuminator active in Paris between 1335 and 1380. He was a pupil of Jean Pucelle.[1] His main work is the Psalter of Bonne de Luxembourg (c. 1348-1349, New York, The Cloisters, Inv. 69. 86.)

Jean le Noir's daughter Bourgot (fr) assisted with much of his work.[2]

In 1331 he was in service to Yolande of Flanders, Countess of Bar, Duchess of Bar, and later to the King. As reward for their services, Jean and Bourgot were given a house in Paris in 1358 by the King's son, the future Charles V, for whom they also worked after he ascended the throne in 1364. During the early 1370s Jean and Bourgot worked at Bourges for the Duke of Berry, who also held them in high esteem.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reilly, Candace A. (2011). "Bonne de Luxembourg's Three Living and Three Dead: Abnormal Decomposition". Student Pulse. 3 (07). 
  2. ^ "Probably Jean Le Noir, his daughter Bourgot, and his workshop: Psalter and Hours of Bonne de Luxembourg, Duchess of Normandy (69.86)". Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2010. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Tolley, T. "Le Noir, Jean". The Oxford Companion to Western Art. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • (French) François Avril, L'enluminure à la cour de France au XIVe siècle, Paris, Chêne, 1978.
  • (French) Charles Sterling, La peinture médiévale à Paris, 1300-1500, Paris, Bibliothèque des arts, 1990.
  • (French) Erwin Panofsky, Les primitifs flamands, Paris, Hazan, 1992.
  • Avril, F (1978). Manuscript Painting at the Court of France.

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