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Title Portrait of Three Children
Collection Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
Artist Attributed to Mignard, Pierre, I (French painter and portraitist, 1612-1695)
Date Earliest possibly about 1680
Date Latest possibly about 1695
Description Pierre Mignard trained in France in the studio of Simon Vouet, but spent many years in Italy where he was much influenced by the work of Domenichino, the Carracci and Poussin. He was recalled to Paris on the orders of Louis XIV, where he carved his principal career as portrait painter to the Court. Though the identities of the young girls in this painting have now been lost, they would have been the children of wealthy and aristocratic members of society, and are fashionably dressed as the mythological goddesses Minerva, Venus and Diana, respectively goddesses of war, love and hunting.
Current Accession Number TWCMS:G5684
Former Accession Number LAG 19-1434
Inscription front lc '[...] 16[.?].
Subject portrait; figure; landscape; animal (deer)
Measurements 90.8 x 70.8 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by John George Joicey, 1919.
Notes The address of John George Joicey was 1 Fenwick Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Rights Owner Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne (Tyne and Wear Museums)
Author Elizabeth van der Beugel
 

 

 

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