VIGNON, French family of painters
Claude Vignon was s painter, printmaker and illustrator. He had 34 children by his two marriages. The following three were active as painters: Claude François Vignon (1633-1703), who became a member of the Académie Royale in 1667, when he presented his Hercules Striking down Ignorance and Vice in the Presence of Minerva (Paris, Louvre); Philippe Vignon (1638-1701), who became a member of the Académie in 1687 and was best known as a portrait painter - his morceau de réception is of the sculptor Philippe de Buyster (Paris, Louvre); and Charlotte Vignon (b. 1639), who was a flower painter.