Jean Fouquet ca. 1420 – 1477/81


illumination (118 × 12 cm) — 1452-60 Museum Musée Condé, Chantilly

Jean Fouquet biography

This work is linked to Acts 1:9

Standing on a cloud, Jesus ascends towards heaven, accompanied by a dozen angels. The other two angels refer to the two men mentioned in the Acts who told those left behind that Christ would return.

The woman in green is Mary Magdalene. To the right of her are John and Mary; in the middle, Paul explains the situation, while Peter in the orange robe still looks up. The rock in the center shows Christ's last footprints on earth.

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