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Jean Cousin

Cousin, Jean (zhäN kōzăNˈ) [key], c.1490–c.1560, celebrated French painter, designer, and sculptor. To him have been attributed the designs for the windows of various churches of Sens and Paris and a painting, Eva Prima Pandora (Louvre). He also designed tapestries for the Cathedral of Langres. Much of his work has been confused with that of his son Jean Cousin, c.1522–c.1594, who also designed stained glass. He illustrated the Livre de fortune (1568), and engravings of Ovid's Metamorphoses (1570) have been attributed to him. The influence of mannerism is apparent in his principal surviving painting, The Last Judgment (Louvre).

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