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The Last Judgment from Les Sept Articles de la Foi by Jean Chappuis

A work made of manuscript cutting in tempera and gold leaf, and letter bâtarde inscriptions in brownish-black ink, unruled, with decorated initial, on parchment.
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  • A work made of manuscript cutting in tempera and gold leaf, and letter bâtarde inscriptions in brownish-black ink, unruled, with decorated initial, on parchment.

Date:

c. 1470

Artist:

Maître François
French, active 1450-1499

About this artwork

In this powerful image, Christ elevates the chosen, assisted by angels, while demons drag the damned toward hell. Jean Chapuis’s 14th-century poem The Seven Articles of Faith explores the moral implications of Christ’s birth, baptism, death, descent into hell, resurrection, ascension, and second coming. Treated like a small panel painting rather than a decorated page, this image is characteristic of an accomplished illuminator called the Maitre François in its carefully rendered expressions and delicate use of minute stippling.

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Artist

Egregius Pictor Franciscus

Title

The Last Judgment from Les Sept Articles de la Foi by Jean Chappuis

Origin

France

Date

1465–1475

Medium

Manuscript cutting in tempera and gold leaf, and letter bâtarde inscriptions in brownish-black ink, unruled, with decorated initial, on parchment

Dimensions

237 × 172 mm

Credit Line

Ada Turnbull Hertle Fund

Reference Number

1957.162

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