Wall plate ‘Flowers of the Dutch Golden Age’, Abraham Mignon, Medium
Decorate your walls with this beautiful wall plate. The image on the plate comes from Abraham Mignon (Frankfurt, baptized June 21, 1640 – Utrecht, March 27, 1679). Abraham was a Dutch painter of flower and fruit still lifes. This painting is on display at the Rijksmuseum but now also at your own home.
The Golden Age is a period in Dutch history in which art played an important role.
Abraham Mignon came from a southern Dutch family that had settled in Frankfurt after the Reformation. There he was a student of Jacob Marrell, with whom he moved to Utrecht in 1664, where he became a member of the Saint Luke Guild in 1669. In the following three years, he was apprenticed to Jan Davidsz. de Heem. He married in 1675 but died at a young age. He was buried in the Buurkerk.
Abraham Mignon produced brilliant small-scale still lifes, which were highly appreciated and long imitated. They are strongly influenced by his teacher De Heem, but they are somewhat harder in line and color.
His artworks can be admired in:
Hermitage – Saint Petersburg
Louvre – Paris
Size: 20 cm / 7,9 inch
Weight: 440 grams / 15,5 oz