Master of Moulins

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Master of Moulins


An anonymous French painter, active between 1480 and 1500.

The Master of Moulins was named after the city of Moulins (Auvergne), where the principal work attributed to him—the triptych Madonna With Saints and Donors (1498–99, Moulins Cathedral)—is kept. He worked in Tours, Moulins, and Lyon. The Master of Moulins initially was influenced by Netherlandish art. In the early 1490’s he came under the influence of J. Fouquet. The artistic principles of the Early French Renaissance appeared in his work. Some art scholars identify the Master of Moulins with J. Perréal, Jean Clouet the Elder, or other painters; others doubt his existence.


Dufilux, R. Le Maitre de Moulins. Paris, 1946.
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