Jean Hey is probably to be identified with the painter mentioned in a taxation list of 1502-3 at Moulins in the Duchy of Bourbon. He was last mentioned in a poem of 1504. His name is inscribed on the reverse of a painting of the 'Ecce Homo' dated 1494, now in Brussels, made for Jean Cuellette, treasurer to Pierre II, Duke of Bourbon.
Art historians have generally agreed that Jean Hey is the Master of Moulins, so called from the triptych in Moulins Cathedral, France. It shows the donors Pierre II, Duke of Bourbon, his wife Anne de Beaujeu and their daughter Suzanne, on the wings. Suzanne was born in 1491 and the triptych may be dated around 1498-1500.