Hesdin, Jacquemart de

Hesdin, Jacquemart de

(zhäkmär` də ādăN`), fl. c.1384–1411, Franco-Flemish manuscript illuminator. Jacquemart illustrated numerous books of hoursbook of hours,
form of prayer book developed in the 14th cent. from the prayers of clerics appended to the main service. The subjects of the miniature illustrations (see miniature painting) were frequently derived from the appendix of the Psalter.
..... Click the link for more information.
, including a number of manuscripts for Jean, duc de Berry. Influenced by Sienese painting, his illuminationsillumination,
in art, decoration of manuscripts and books with colored, gilded pictures, often referred to as miniatures (see miniature painting); historiated and decorated initials; and ornamental border designs.
..... Click the link for more information.
 included elaborate architectural interiors used to place figures in a believable space. Jacquemart is notable also for his marginalia—fanciful foliage and animal shapes forming a sort of frame to encompass the manuscript page.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/