(active in 15th century)


15th century
Notre-Dame du Marthuret, Riom (Puy-de-Dôme)

The trumeau of the church of Notre-Dame du Marthuret is decorated with a Virgin called The Virgin with a Bird. It has been suggested that it is the work of Jean de Cambrai, sculptor to the Duke of Berry. However, the idealization of the Virgin's face, her smile, and her expression while watching the Child at play all bring to mind 13th and 14th century types. Other historians, struck by the restraint of the sculpture, see it as a precursor to the art of Michel Colombe.

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