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MIGNARD, Pierre I (1612 - 1695), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
MIGNARD, Pierre I (1612 - 1695), Painter

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 17 November 1612, in Troyes; died 13 May 1695, in Paris.

Painter. History painting, portraits. Miniatures, murals.

[not available online]According to the Abbé de Monville, Mignard was of English origin, and his father, Pierre More, went to France and settled in Troyes. Henry IV, on meeting More's six children, gave them the surname Mignard, from the French for 'sweet', on

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