Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer

Dates1636 - 1699
RolesArtist, Painter, Printmaker, Designer
BornLille, France
DiedLondon, England

Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer, known in the records as 'Baptiste', was a specialist flower painter active at Versailles and other palaces of the French king, Louis XIV. He designed flowers and fruits to ornament the borders of tapestries woven at the Gobelins and Beauvais manufactories. The engravings from his portfolio Le Livre de toutes sortes de fleurs d'après nature (Book of All Kinds of Flowers from Nature), with their botanically accurate images arranged in beautiful displays, were widely copied.In 1690 Monnoyer left France for England, where he died nine years later.

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