Master of Jean Chevrot

Datesactive about 1440 - 1450

The anonymous illuminator called the Master of Jean Chevrot is named after the patron of a manuscript of Saint Augustine's The City of God now in Brussels. Jean Chevrot was bishop of Tournai, advisor to the Burgundian duke Philip the Good, and an art lover who commissioned works from the most noted artists of the day, including Rogier van der Weyden. Distinctive features of the Master of Jean Chevrot's style are landscapes with gently rolling terrain and green grass of a characteristic shade; the figures have squat proportions and round faces. This artist contributed to the famous manuscript called the Turin-Milan Hours, on which at least eleven groups of artists worked, including Jan van Eyck. The Master of Jean Chevrot was influenced by van Eyck, whose figures and compositions he is known to have copied.

Related Works