(c. 1520-c. 1586)


French enameler. He was one of the best enamel painters of Limoges, and an excellent designer and colourist, probably a disciple of Pierre Reymond. The dates affixed to his works range from 1550 to 1568. In 1559 he executed for the façade of the château of Madrid, built by Francis I and Henry II in the Bois de Boulogne, near Paris, twelve oval medallions of the Virtues and the gods of Olympus, with figures the size of life. Nine of these are now in the Hôtel de Cluny, and three are in England. They are the largest enamels which have ever been made at Limoges.

Many of Courteys's works are in the Louvre.

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