Marmion, Simon

Marmion, Simon

 

BornWca 1425 in Amiens (?); died Dec. 24, 1489, in Valenciennes. French painter.

Marmion was a miniature painter. Examples of his miniatures appear in Great French Chronicles (c. 1454-58, M. E. SaltykovShchedrin Public Library, Leningrad). His book illustrations, which reflect the tradition of 15th-century southern Dutch painting, resemble easel paintings in that they have detailed compositions, lifelike portraits, and subtle landscapes. Marmion also painted the Retable of St. Bertin (1450’s, Berlin-Dahlem Picture Gallery and other museums).

REFERENCES

Chernova, G. A. Miniatiury “Bol’shikh frantsuzskikh khronik.” Moscow, 1960.
Hofmann, E.-W. “Simon Marmion Reconsidered.” Scriptorium, 1963, vol. 23, pp. 243-71.
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