Monday, December 3, 2012

Women attributed to French artist Jean Perréal c 1451-c 1531




Jean Perréal (French artist, c 1451-c 1531) Anne de Bretagne or perhaps Anne de Dreux, ca. 1490 artist only attributed


Jean Perréal, also called Peréal, Johannes Parisienus or Jean De Paris, was a portraitist for French Royalty in the early 16th Century, as well as an architect, sculptor, & limner of illuminated manuscripts.  He was also called upon to design tombs, medals, theater scenery, & ceremonies, including the marriage of King Louis XII and his 2nd wife Mary Tudor, which is how the portrait of Mary Tudor came about.



Jean Perréal (French artist, c 1451-c 1531) A Lady



Jean Perréal (French artist, c 1451-c 1531) Marguerite d'Autriche.  A letter from Perréal to Margaret of Austria circa 1511 survives describing the relative merits of marble and alabaster, signed "Jehan Perreal de Paris, votre Valet de Chambre et paintre indigne."



Jean Perréal (French artist, c 1451-c 1531) Mary Tudor Princess of England, Queen of France



Jean Perréal (French artist, c 1451-c 1531) Unknown Woman


Jean Perréal (French artist, c 1451-c 1531) Woman 1493



Jean Perréal (French artist, c 1451-c 1531) Anne of Brittany Receiving from Antoine Dufour the Manuscript Praising Famous Women


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