Item description for No Equal in Any Land: Andre Beauneveu, Artist to the Courts of France and Flanders by Till-Hoger Borchert Susie Nash...
Andr Beauneveu has long been known as one of the greatest European artists of the late fourteenth century, described by the chronicler Jean Froissart as having "no equal in any land." He was born in Valenciennes in the southern Netherlands around 1330. His reputation grew swiftly and in 1364 he was commissioned by the King of France, Charles V, to create a group of royal tombs at St. Denis. In the 1370s he oversaw another ambitious funerary project, for Louis de Male, Count of Flanders, at Kortrijk while continuing to undertake major civic commissions at Ypres, Mechelen and his home town of Valenciennes. Beauneveu spent the last years of his career in Bourges as master of works for the most celebrated royal patron of all, Jean, duc de Berry.
This book re-examines the oeuvre of the artist. Publishing for the first time a magnificent limestone sculpture attributed to the artist's own hand, the author examines Beauneveu as first and foremost a master sculptor (ymagier). She surveys the whole of his work, including sculpture and stained glass originally for Jean, duc de Berry's chapel at Bourges. This is an important revisionary contribution to the study of late medieval art and the practice of its workshops.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.63" Width: 8.5" Height: 0.71" Weight: 2.25 lbs.
Publisher Paul Holberton Publishing
ISBN 1903470668 ISBN13 9781903470664