MIGNON, Abraham
(b. 1640, Frankfurt, d. 1679, Utrecht)

Hanging Garland of Flowers and Fruit

Oil on oak panel, 31 x 49 cm
Private collection

This hanging garland of flowers and fruit includes roses, tulips and raspberries, along with a variety of insects. The abundantly dense festoon, an arrangement of both wild and cultivated flowers mostly at the peak of their bloom, hangs from a shimmering blue ribbon at each end.

Mignon never dated his paintings so it is very difficult to establish a chronology for his work; however, this hanging garland can be dated to c. 1665-67, a time when Mignon's handling is still very close to that of his master Jan Davidsz. de Heem.

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