Jean Fouquet (1415-1480),
the dates of his birth and death are approximate, was trained as an
illuminator by Flemish-Bergundian masters, possibly the Limbourg
brothers, the most famous of all late Gothic illuminators, who
illuminated Les très riches heures du Duc de Berry.
Among the volumes illuminated by Fouquet are
Antiquités Judaïques (about 1470) in the Bibliothèque
Nationale, Paris; Histoire Ancienne (after 1470), in the
Louvre; and Book of Hours of Etienne Cevalier (1453-1460),
in the Mussé Condé at Chantilly.
He was also a portraitist, architect, and painter
of international reputation.
The picture of Fouquet on the stamp is a self-portrait
in enamel on copper, 140, now in the Mussé du Louvre in Paris.