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Pierre Reymond

French, c. 1513 - after 1584

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The earliest works of Pierre Reymond, born circa 1513, are dated 1534. He was twice consul in Limoges, in 1560 and 1567. He signed himself Raymon, Rexmon, Rexmond, or Reymon, spellings in which x and y are interchangeable, as in Limousin script. The initials P.R. usually indicate workshop pieces. The workshop was particularly active in producing tableware and caskets.

Pierre Reymond's compositions are indebted to a wide spectrum of German, Dutch, and Italian engravings, as well as to woodcuts in French illustrated books and patterns of scrollwork and grotesques by artists of the school of Fontainebleau. The figures on his enamels, outlined in rigid black contours, suggest that his models were transferred to the copper plate by way of pricked tracings. Reymond died sometime after 1584. [This is an edited version of the artist's biography published in the NGA Systematic Catalogue]

Artist Bibliography

Ardant, Maurice. "Emailleurs limousins: Les Reymond." Bulletin de la société archéologique et historique du Limousin 12 (1862): 117-158 117-158.
Edited by Ulrich Thieme and Felix Becker. Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, 28:213-214.
Verdier 1967, xxiii-xxiv.
Distelberger, Rudolf, Alison Luchs, Philippe Verdier, and Timonthy H. Wilson. Western Decorative Arts, Part I: Medieval, Renaissance, and Historicizing Styles including Metalwork, Enamels, and Ceramics. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1993: 95.

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