(b. ca. 1420, Tours, d. 1480, Tours)


c. 1475
Panel, 146 x 237 cm
Parish Church, Nouans-le-Fontaines

This imposing painting was discovered in 1931 in the small parish church of Nouans, a village i n the Touraine not far from Tours. Known today as the Nouans Pietà, the large panel was immediately described as a masterpiece by Fouquet, painted late in his career in the 1470s.

Recently the painting was completely restored, together with its original frame. The present photo represents the painting before the restoration.

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