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Master of the Triptych of Louis XII

French, active late 15th - early 16th century

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The Master of the Triptych of Louis XII was active toward the close of the fifteenth century and during the first fifteen years of the sixteenth. His pseudonym comes from a work of exceptional standing: a triptych made of nine plaques, the wings of which portray Louis XII, king of France (ruled 1498-1515) and Anne de Bretagne, whom he married in 1499. About twenty-six enamels may be attributed to the master and his workshop. Their style reflects that of painters of the Loire school: the Master of Moulins and the illuminator Jean Bourdichon. [This is an edited version of the artist's biography published in the NGA Systematic Catalogue]

Artist Bibliography

Verdier 1967, xviii.
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: 84.

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