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Master of Jean Chevrot  

active:about 1440 - about 1460 probably Bruges
Illuminator
Flemish

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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.


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Christ Blessing / M Berlin Crucifixion
Christ Blessing

Flemish, about 1440

Face of Christ / M Jean Chevrot
Face of Christ

Flemish, 1450s

Throne of Grace / M Jean Chevrot
Throne of Grace

Flemish, 1450s