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Jean-Jacques Marquet de Vasselot (1871–1946)
Jean-Jacques Marquet de Vasselot (1871–1946)

Jean-Jacques Marquet de Vasselot was a French archaeologist, art historian, and museum curator and director. He was born in Paris on September 26, 1871, and graduated from the École du Louvre in 1896. In 1906, he married Jeanne Martin Le Roy, the daughter of the prominent antiquities collector Victor Martin Le Roy (1842–1918), and inherited part of the father’s medieval art collection. With his friend Raymond Koechlin, Marquet published the reference book La sculpture à Troyes et dans La Champagne méridionale au seizième siècle: Étude sur la transition de l’art gothique à l’italianisme in 1900. In 1902, he joined the Musée du Louvre, where he eventually became curator and where he edited the five-volume Catalogue raisonné de la collection Martin Le Roy, which was completed in 1909. Between 1926 and 1933, Marquet was director of the Musée de Cluny. He died at Neuilly-sur-Seine on August 12, 1946.