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By Thomas Kren, Mark Evans, Janet Backhouse, Nancy Turner

Jean Bourdichon used to be the court docket painter to 4 successive French kings together with Louis XII and his predecessor, Charles VIII. Bourdichon painted the Hours of Louis XII for the king of France round the time of Louis’s coronation in 1498. released at the party of an exhibition held on the J. Paul Getty Museum, October 18, 2005, to January eight, 2006, and on the Victoria and Albert Museum, February 2 to may well 1, 2006, A Masterpiece Reconstructed reproduces the book’s 16 recognized miniatures including a variety of different books illuminated via the artist, by means of his instructor Jean Fouquet, and through their contemporaries.

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A Masterpiece Reconstructed The Hours of Louis XII

Jean Bourdichon used to be the court docket painter to 4 successive French kings together with Louis XII and his predecessor, Charles VIII. Bourdichon painted the Hours of Louis XII for the king of France round the time of Louis’s coronation in 1498. released at the celebration of an exhibition held on the J. Paul Getty Museum, October 18, 2005, to January eight, 2006, and on the Victoria and Albert Museum, February 2 to may possibly 1, 2006, A Masterpiece Reconstructed reproduces the book’s 16 recognized miniatures including a variety of different books illuminated through the artist, via his instructor Jean Fouquet, and via their contemporaries.

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RF 53030 PLATE 13 The Presentation in the Temple JPGM, Ms. 796 PLATE 14 T^^ Flight into Egypt London, Private Collection, Loan Courtesy of Sam Fogg PLATE 15 Pentecost London, British Library, Ms. Add. 35254, fol. U PLATES 16 and 17 Text opening from Hours of the Conception of the Virgin and decorated bar borders British Library, Royal Ms. 2 D XL, fols. 37V-38 PLATE 18 Bathsheba Bathing JPGM, Ms. 79 PLATE 19 Job on the Dungketzp London, British Library, Ms. Add. 35254, fol. T Looking ttt Louis XIPs Bathsbeba THOMAS KREN I n February 1498, King Charles VIII of France was reading a manual of confession that contained a chapter on the sins of the flesh.

I2v and I3v), both representing The Temptation of Eve, she is shown full length in the matter-of-fact pose of Bathsheba later in the book (FIG. 8). While the picture cycle does not set up an overt comparison between the two, the interchangeability of the naked female types suggests that an awareness of the implicit equation of Bathsheba with Eve continued into the fifteenth century. Indeed the garden with the fountain, a standard feaLOOKING AT LOUIS XII'S BATHSHEBA THOMAS KREN 49 ture of the iconography of both subjects, underscores the visual connection between the Temptation of Eve and the Bathsheba bathing miniatures.

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