Pseudo-Jacquemart de Hesdin

Datesactive about 1380 - 1415

The artist called the Pseudo-Jacquemart de Hesdin most likely worked at the court of Jean, duc de Berry from around 1380 until about 1410. He worked with many of the leading illuminators at the courts of France, but his style so closely reflects that of the Flemish artist Jacquemart de Hesdin that scholars have named him the Pseudo-Jacquemart. These two artists probably worked together on some of the most famous manuscripts commissioned by Jean de Berry, with the Pseudo-Jacquemart often illuminating less important sections, such as calendar pages and marginal scenes. He adopted the general style of Jacquemart, but his work is distinguished by more dramatic compositions, a greater reliance on line, and a more intense color palette.