Leaves from the Hours of Charles de Martigny

Assistants of Jean Bourdichon


Jean Bourdichon had a large set of compositional designs and workshop patterns at his disposal. He reused them frequently in his own works and shared them with his assistants. The miniatures of Pentecost and of Christ’s Betrayal and Arrest replicate two of Bourdichon’s favourite designs. While the master seems to have collaborated with an assistant on the image of Christ’s Betrayal and Arrest, he entrusted the Pentecost miniature entirely to his workshop.