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Jean Cousin (14901560?)

Jean Cousin (14901560?), French painter of the Fontainebleau School, who produced the first important French painting of a nude, "Eva Prima Pandora" (Louvre, Paris, France). The painting is a mannerist work influenced by Venetian painters Titian and Giorgione.

His son

His son, Jean Cousin the Younger, "` "`was a painter, goldsmith, miniaturist, sculptor, and engraver. He painted in oils a "Last Judgment" (Louvre) with a multitude of nude figures.

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