Marquet de Vasselot, Jean Joseph Marie Anatole

Full Name: 
Marquet de Vasselot, Jean Joseph Marie Anatole
Other Names: 
J. J. Marguet de Vasselot
Jean-Jacques Marquet de Vasselot
Jean-Joseph Marquet de Vasselot
Year Born: 
1871
Year Died: 
1946
Place Born: 
Paris, France
Home Country: 
France
Overview: 
Medievalist and enamels specialist, curator of the Louvre Museum. Marquet was the son of Louis Marie Léon Marquet de Vasselot (1836-1918), an industrialist. Marquet studied at the Collège Stanislas, then the Faculté des Lettres de Paris, receiving his Licencié de lettres in 1892. He continued at the école du Louvre for a diplôme in 1896 . He married Jehanne Martin Le Roy, daughter of the art collector Victor Martin Le Roy (1842-1918). He and Raymond Koechlin named a medieval sculptor working in the Champagne region, near Troyes, as the "Master of Chaource" (fl c. 1510-30) after a stone statue of St. Martha in the church of La Madeleine, Troyes. He joined the Louvre in 1902, eventually becoming conservateur (curator). In 1906 he issued the fascicule on enamels for the massive catalog Catalogue raisonné de la collection Martin Le Roy. Marquet acquired a number of pieces from this collection, one of which, an early 10th century Ottonian ivory, "Three Holy Women at the Holy Sepulcher," is now in the The Cloisters Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1993. He was part of a group of scholars centered around Louis Courajod, including Gaston Briere, (Versailles Museum), Paul Vitry, and Koechlin.
Selected Bibliography: 
and Raymond, Koechlin. La Sculpture à Troyes et dans La Champagne méridionale au seizième siècle: Etude sur la transition de l'art gothique à l'italianisme. Paris: A. Colin et cie, 1900; Les crosses limousines du XIIIe siècle. Paris, Firmin-Didot et cie, 1941; Histoire du portrait en France. Paris: Rouqette, 1880; and Martin Le Roy, Victor, and Leprieur, Paul, and Pératé, André, et al. Catalogue raisonné de la collection Martin Le Roy. 5 vols. Paris: MM. Durand, Chartres, 1906-1909; "Une plaque de reliure limousine au musee du Louvre." Monuments et mémoires publiés par l'Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres 32 (1932): 107-118.
Sources: 
Bazin, Germain. Histoire de l'histoire de l'art; de Vasari à nos jours. Paris: Albin Michel, 1986 p. 374; [as Jean-Jacques] Qui êtes-vous?: annuaire des contemporains; notices biographiques. vol. 3 Paris: Ruffy, 1924, p. 514; Arts, beaux-arts, littérature, spectacles (August 30 1946): 3