[Netherlands] A. Mignon[ink mss. over pencil, with 'ou Minjon. Peintre' in pencil].
Mezzotint, 201 x 169mm. Light foxing.
Abraham Mignon (1640 - 1679), Dutch painter. His father, a merchant, placed him under the still-life painter Jacob Marrel, by whom he was taken to the Netherlands about 1660. He then worked under Jan Davidszoon de Heem at Utrecht, where in 1675 he married the daughter of the painter Cornelis Willaerts. Sibylle Merian (1647-1717), daughter of the engraver Matthew Merian, became his pupil and achieved distinction as a flower painter. Mignon devoted himself almost exclusively to flowers, fruit, birds and other still-life, though at times he also attempted portraiture.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 7560] £330.00