LÉPICIÉ, François-Bernard
(b. 1698, Paris, d. 1755, Paris)

Monument to Mignard

Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris

The engraving shows the monument to Mignard, commissioned in 1735 by the painter's daughter, Madame de Feuquières from Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne II. This tomb survives in a mutilated state in Saint-Roch, Paris, the original monument is known only from the engraving by Lépicié, made in 1743, the year in which the tomb was finished. The monument was executed in a variety of media. The shield and garlands are likely to have been in bronze; the high pyramid was probably of coloured marble, while the figure of Time and the drapery he wields are recorded to have been of lead.