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Requin, Pierre Henri, Canon

    Full Name: Requin, Pierre Henri, Canon

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1851

    Date Died: 1917

    Place Born: Jonquerettes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

    Place Died: Avignon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

    Home Country/ies: France

    Subject Area(s): French (culture or style)

    Career(s): clergy


    Priest and historian of French art. Requin traveled on foot throughout Provence, documenting the lives of artists who worked in the area. He used archival material and notorial registers to collect information, particularly on artists and techniques of the 15th century. In 1889, Requin completed a historiography of 15th century painters in Avignon. The historiography included artist Enguerrand Quarton, who painted Coronation of the Virgin by the Holy Trinity. This painting gained Quarton a prix-fait, which allowed him to paint commissions witnessed by a notary. Requin also studied the works of contemporary sculptors and painters with the help of Paul Arbaud, a collector from Aix. After suffering from a stroke in 1912, Requin’s manuscripts were collected by the Bibliothèque Municipale in Provence, and other public archives in the region for scholarly study.

    Selected Bibliography

    Histoire de la faience artistique de Moustiers. Paris: G. Rapilly, 1903; Documents inédits sur les peintres, peintres-verriers et enlumineurs d’Avignon au quinzième siècle. Paris, E. Leroux, 1889.


    The Dictionary of Art


    "Requin, Pierre Henri, Canon." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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