Yates Thompson 37, f. 53v

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The Luçon Master (fl. in Paris, c. 1400-1415) is named after a Pontifical commissioned by Bishop Etienne Loypeau of Luçon, which later passed on to John, duke of Berry (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, lat. 8886). The artist’s works are distinguished by clear compositions, sinuous figures, and subtle tonalities. Some of his more luxurious manuscripts have borders of burnished and tooled gold. This book of hours contains miniatures by many different artists associated with the duke of Berry: Pseudo-Jacquemart, Jacquemart de Hesdin (and the closely related Trinity Master), the Baptist Master, and the Master of the Humility Madonnas. The only truly Parisian artist who participated was the Luçon Master. Stylistically related to him is the Master of the Roman Texts, named after a Terence (Lyon, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. 27) and a Virgil (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, lat. 8193), the only manuscripts known to have been illuminated by him. The Luçon Master made a copy of his Virgil codex (Holkham Hall, Library Earl of Leicester, MS 307).  
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