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Venus And Vulcan

 Painting - Moliere by Pierre Mignard


 Painting - Christ And The Woman Of Samaria by Pierre Mignard

Christ And The Woman Of Samaria

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The Marquise de Seignelay and Two of her Sons

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Saint John the Baptist

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Apollo and the muses

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Portrait of the Edouard Colbert, Marquis de Villacerf

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Calliope, Urania and Terpsichore

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The Suicid of Porcia

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Time clipping Cupid's wings

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The Death of Cleopatra

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The Meeting of Alexander with the Amazons


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Angel concert in clouds

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Figure of a reclining woman

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Pierre Mignard (7 November 1612 – 30 May 1695), called "Le Romain" to distinguish him from his brother Nicolas Mignard, was a French painter. He was born at Troyes, and came of a family of artists; he also needs to be distinguished from his nephew Pierre (1640–1725), often called "Pierre II" or "Le Chevalier".[1]

In 1630 he left the studio of Simon Vouet for Italy, where he spent twenty-two years, and made a reputation which brought him a summons to Paris. Having found favor with the king, Louis XIV, Mignard pitted himself against Charles Le Brun and declined to enter the Academy of which Le Brun was the head. Mignard also opposed the authority of the Academy.

Portrait of Louise de Kérouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth.

Mignard spent most of his time painting portraits. Among his models were Turenne, Molière, Bossuet, Maintenon (in the Louvre), La Vallière, Sévigné, Montespan, Descartes (in Castle Howard).

With the death of Le Brun in 1690, the situation changed. Mignard succeeded to all the posts held by his opponent. He died in 1695 at Paris as he was about to begin work on the cupola of the Invalides. His best compositions have been engraved by Audran, Edelinck, Masson, Poilly and others.

There is a good selection of works by Pierre, Nicolas, and Pierre II in Avignon at the Musée Calvet. The Courtauld Institute of Art (London), Harvard University Art Museums, the Hermitage Museum, the Honolulu Museum of Art, Kunst Indeks Danmark, the Louvre, Musée d'Art et d'Histoire (Geneva), Musée des Augustins (Toulouse, France), Musée Ingres (Montauban, France), Museo Lombardi (Parma, Italy), the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the National Gallery, London, the National Portrait Gallery, London, the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Portland Art Museum and Versailles are among the public collections holding works by Pierre Mignard.

Ecce homo, 1690.


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Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Pierre Mignard". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.


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