DORIGNY, French family of painters and printmakers
Michel Dorigny (1616-1665) was one of the principal collaborators with Simon Vouet and probably the best engraver of his works. After Vouet's death, he became an independent painter of considerable reputation. Had he not died at a relatively young age, he might have rivalled Charles Le Brun as an important history and decorative painter during the reign of Louis XIV. His sons Louis Dorigny (1654-1742) and Nicolas Dorigny (c. 1652-1746) were also painters and printmakers.
Charles Dorigny (d. 1551), a painter of the first Fountainebleau School, was the sixteenth-century ancestor of Michel Dorigny.