Jehan Fouquet, 1420–1481, was a preeminent French painter of the 15th century, a master of both panel painting and manuscript illumination, and the inventor of the portrait miniature. His excellence as an illuminator, precision in the rendering, and power of clear characterization in artwork on this minute scale, have procured him an eminent position in the art of France. One of the most important Jean Fouquet paintings is the Melun Diptych, formerly in Melun cathedral. The Louvre has his oil portraits of Charles VII, of Count Wilczek, and of Guillaume Jouvenel des Ursins. -- The Copyright of Scripts is Reserved by Toperfect.