Enguerrand Quarton

c1410 Born near Laon, northern France.

c1435–40 Quarton may possibly have worked or studied in the Low Countries.

1444 Recorded as a witness to a legal document in Aix-en-Provence.

1446 Quarton is in Arles. In February he is commissioned to paint an altarpiece.

1447 A receipt for the altarpiece is issued at Arles in June. But by August he is in Avignon.

1453–54 Completes the Coronation of the Virgin.

1461 In November he is commissioned to execute an altarpiece for the convent of St Claire in Avignon.

1462 Quarton is contracted to produce an altarpiece for a church in Arles.

1466 Last record of Quarton; as plague ravages Provence the same year it is though he might have died in the epidemic.

1904 The Coronation of Virgin is exhibited in Paris bringing Quarton back to the attention of the public.



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Enguerrand Quarton - Selected Works

1452 The Virgin of Mercy Chantilly, Musée Condé”

1454 The Coronation of the Virgin, Villeneuve-les-Avignon, Musée de l’Hospice

1455 Pieta of Villeneuve-les-Avignon, Paris, Musée du Louvre

Enguerrand Quarton - Featured Paintings

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