Harley 4328, f. 410

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The Master of Jacques de Luxembourg (fl. in Paris, c. 1460-1470) is named after the original owner of a book of hours for Poitiers use (Los Angeles, Getty Museum, Ludwig IX, 11). Jacques de Luxembourg, Seigneur de Richebourg, was attached to the French court as Chambellan du Roi under Louis XI (reigned 1461-1483), and general lieutenant of the French army. The Master of Jacques de Luxembourg has stylistic parallels with the Dreux Budé Master, named after a Triptych (now separated) for Dreux Budé (Los Angeles, Getty Museum; Montpellier, Musée Fabre; Bremen, coll. Bischoff). Both artists were apparently trained in Northern France or Southern Netherlands and use stocky figures with large heads. It has recently been suggested that the two masters are actually one artist. The careful dense modelling of the Dreux Budé Master, however, differs from the broader manner of the Jacques de Luxembourg Master, who was probably a close collaborator. This manuscript includes arms and the motto ‘Vous et non plus’.  
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