Opium Poppies in a Glass Vase by Abraham Mignon
Cross stitch chart or counted cross stitch kit from the Scarlet Quince Classic Still Lifes Fine Art Collection. This piece is adapted from the work of Abraham Mignon.
Abraham Mignon or Minjon (Frankfurt, June 21, 1640 - Utrecht, March 27, 1679), was a Dutch golden age painter, specialized in flower bouquets.
His father, a Frankfurt merchant, placed him under the care of the still-life painter Jacob Marrel, when he was only seven years old. Marrel specialized in flower painting, and found him to be his best pupil. He accompanied Mignon when he moved to the Netherlands about 1660 to work under Jan Davidszoon de Heem at Utrecht. In 1675 he settled there for good when he married the daughter of the painter Cornelis Willaerts (granddaughter of Adam Willaerts).
Marrel's stepdaughter Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717), daughter of the engraver Matthew Merian, who lived with Marrel and thus studied with Mignon, achieved distinction as a flower painter.
This piece is of a glass vase on a stone table holding an opium poppy, roses, sunflower, lilies, and many other flowers, with a Seville orange, skull, and hourglass nearby.
Approx: 23" x 30" or 58 x 76cm - when worked on 18ct or 36ct.
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