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Jean [Jehan] Barbet
Date: (active 1475−d. 1514)
Jean Barbet
Place Active: Europe, Lyon
School: French
Biography: Barbet’s name is first recorded in 1475, inscribed on the wing of the Frick’s bronze Angel. In 1491 he was named “Cannonnier du Roi” at Lyon, where, in documents referring to him at subsequent dates, he appears to have been responsible for supervising the city’s artillery and for casting cannon and cannonballs. Source: Art in The Frick Collection: Paintings, Sculpture, Decorative Arts, New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1996.