Bourdichon, the painter three sovereigns- Charles VIII.,
XII. and Franz' I. -, was up to the middle of the past
in oblivion ends up. One admired the
hour-book of the Anne from Brittany (Paris), wrote
however the miniature-painter ever-at Poyet to. First through a
discovered, of queen Anne signed payment instruction
confessed Bourdichon as creators of this factory. With ever-at
the only few years before the end of the Loire-
died, ended the big tradition of the miniature-painting.
a see into the factory Bourdichons, this straggler and
fellows Leonardos da Vinci, the last
of an in the fading understand and their total
walks toward to French art.
Mäle has a number of colour, with security
to attributes to collects works, about them with
hour-book of the Anne from Brittany to compare. It is
Charles hour-book VIII., Friedrich's hour-book
Aragon (Paris), a missal of Tours (Paris), a hour-book
of the Bibliotheque de I'Arsenal in Paris and an of further
of the collection Edmond de Rothschild. On same manner
one Bourdichon as creators of further illuminate
in Innsbruck, mode-well and England determines.
Jacques Dupont of 1936 identified a Triptychon out of the
Museum of Neapel as a factory Bourdichons.
the middle this work has represented Maria with child, over it- how
type of Tympanon- the crucifixion Christi. The side-wings
on the left Johannes d. T. and over it the Hl. Michael;
underneath Johannes d. E. and above the Hl. Georg. The
with the paintings the hour-book of the Anne of
is in composition how in tone extraordinary
Therefore becomes as this Triptychon the until now only
easel-picture Bourdichons looks at. The artist
however numerous each other be similar factories: One finds in
texts the description of a picture, that Maria under a
angels hand-me-downs canopy represents; this motive led
undoubtedly in several settings out of. He has also some
with the sacred Christophorus as well as portraits Charles VIII
the queen creates. The king he put in different
, for example how he a sermon listens.
a prick of Michel Lasne a depiction remained also
sacred Franz of Paula gets, the Bourdichon for
XII has painted.
Bourdichons versatility arranged his fellows,
the most different jobs to : He planed
plans for Caudebec, created the dead-mask the sacred Franz
Paula, drafted as well as coins for Nantes a reliquary and
for the Ste-Chapelle of Bourbon-I'Archambaud and
and place of his birth have not confessed exact. Only out of
name, the still today in the Bourbonnais frequent to meet
could close one, that he out of the heart Frances
Against it is quite sure, that he his training
early in Tours began, presumably in the workshop of ever-at
that influence in Bourdichons works clear
is. With 20 years he already stood into the service king
XI. and painted that band in Plessis-lez-Tours out of.
son Charles VIII. was with this work so content, that he
to the painter of the earls appointed and he the very
title of a valet lent. Also under
XII. remained the painter in his office. About 1500 ordered
from Brittany the hour-book, at the he long with big
works has and the he first 1508 appreciate became.
I., that the masters already of the jobs of his father,
earl of Angouleme, knew, let sees 1516 of him
late he employed him with the embellishment of the
Camp you Drap d'Or, where itself Franz I. with the
English King Heinrich VIII met. Bourdichons
general delight. Few months to this
the artist died.
composition of his miniatures is loose, sometimes something
the faces of the persons work blankly, their
stereotyped, One senses, that the miniature-painting, this
art form of the Middle Ages, already inanimate becomes and
factory as it were you had swan-narrowness-sung. This very
but in their rigidity at Byzantine picture-blackboards
miniatures are of splendid edge-strips um-
into the wonderful, immense lifelike pictures of
and fruits have inserted. This style stirs of the
of the Gent-Brügger school ago, that important
to the family Bening heard and that the
part of the renowned Brevier Grimani to have owed.
countryside’s have painted in the tradition Fouquets.
finds at Bourdichon the same feeling for the air-perspective,
resembles tender bluish sounds into the picture-background,
Tag- how at night-scenes. One discovers in his factory
many antique and Italian motives. Is ever the painter in
Rome? Presumably he has only corresponding presentations in
studio finds. How Fouquet related also Bourdichon
gold. One knows still some handwriting in
alike manner; it is therefore very likely, that
in Tours a workshop had, out of the numerous
the existence of such a studios itself has incidentally Madeleine
d'Istria in a first lately appears, the
work devoted of Moulins supports, about a whole
theory over Bourdichon to develop. The author-in believes,
the hour-book of the Anne from Brittany the handwriting of several
distinguish to can and suspects, that Bourdichon
the head a picture of the praying Anne paints
it itself however at all different he so far attributes to
only about works out of his studio deal.
points out grub-leash Huillet d'Istria the factory
a very much high rank to: you recommend, he- besides
head of the Anne from Brittany- the portrait of the Dauphin
to attribute to, the, as gift of Carlos de
in the Louvre hangs; furthermore the method-picture of the Triptychons
the cathedral of Moulins- both factories became until now
master of Moulins attributes to-, and furthermore a
group of three kneeling shapes in the Triptychon of
of that one until now takes, that
they the school of
Fouquet came, over the one however actually the
and following I. B. could read: the Fecit Johannes Bourdichon
theory changed all things, to that one until now
have classified. Anyway they are still too new, about
each reservation to become; one becomes a
work must wait for, that the author-in to their
over the factory of Bourdichon have announced.
university-library, Cod. 281 hour-book,
of 22 cm. - LONDON Slg). Rothschild,> hour-book," 75 x of 70
- Sir John Soane's museum, Nr. 5>, hour-book, 15 x of 70 cm.
MODE-WELL Biblioteca Estense, Lat. 22a K. 7. 2 hour-book,
Galleria Nazionale, Palazzo di Capodimonte, Triptychon,
middle with pleat "Maria with child and over it "crucifixion
114 of x74 cm; left wing>, Johannes d. T. and over it
Michael, 714 x of 32 cm; right wing Johannes d. E. and
it>, HI. Georg, 174 x of 32 cm. - NEW YORK Pierpont Morgan
Ms. Nr. 732>, hour-book, 26 x of 75 cm. - PARIS Biblio-
National, Ms. Lat. 9474,> hour-book of the Anne of Bre-
30 x of 20 cm l Ms. LaL of 886~, missal of Tours, 41 x of 29 cM l
Lat. 10.532,~ hour-book Friedrichs of Aragon, 24 x of 15
Ms. Lat. Charles hour-book Vlll., 18 x of 70 cm/ Ms.
1363 hour-book with portrait, 4 x of 70 at.
D'ISTRIA uLe Maitre de Moulins, Paris of 1961/ "Met-
au mythe you Maitre de Moulins in Connaissance of the
7960. - R. LIMOUSIN "ever-at Bourdichon, peintre enlumi-
atelier ah son ecole (with catalog), Lyon of 1954. - C. R.
nouveau sur lean Bourdichon in "bulletin trimestriel
Societe archeologique de Touraine XXX, 1949-50, S. 65 and following -
E. MÄLE, E. POGNON Les Heures d'Anne de Bretagne in
Verve IV, 1946, Nr.
74-75, S. 24 - /. DUPONT Un triptyque de lean
au Musee de Naples in "monument Piot XXXV,
S. 779 and following - P. DUIEU u/ ean Bourdichon into A. MI-
"Histoire de I'Art IV, Paris of 1909-11, S. 738/ "Le peintre
Bourdichon et le comte Charles d'Angouleme, pere de Fran-
ler in nChronique the arts< r L, 7908, 5. 57 and following / uDecouverte
miniatures de lean Bourdichon in "Chronique of the arts
7905, S. 164 and following - E. MÄLE~, lean Bourdichon et son at~ lier in
of the Beaux-Arts/ g. 46, XXXIl, 7904, S. 441 and following l "Trois
nouvelles de lean Bourdichon in Gazette the 8eaux-Arts"
44, XXVII, 1902, S. 185 and following
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