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French Baroque Painter

Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer (1636-1699) was a French painter who specialized in floral still-life paintings. He was born in Lille, France, and trained under his father, Jean Monnoyer, who was also a painter.

Monnoyer moved to Paris in the early 1660s, where he became a member of the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture in 1665. He quickly gained a reputation for his exquisite flower paintings, and his work was highly sought after by aristocratic patrons. He also worked on numerous decorative projects, including murals and tapestries, for the royal palaces at Versailles, Marly, and Fontainebleau.

In 1681, Monnoyer moved to England, where he worked for King Charles II at the Royal Palace of Hampton Court. He became the favorite painter of Queen Mary II, and was appointed as the Principal Painter in Ordinary to the Queen. He remained in England for the rest of his life, and his work continued to be highly valued by the English aristocracy.

Monnoyer's style was characterized by his ability to capture the beauty and delicacy of flowers and plants, often arranging them in sumptuous bouquets or garlands. His compositions were elegant and balanced, with a meticulous attention to detail that demonstrated his mastery of the genre.

Monnoyer's influence on the development of floral painting was significant, and his work inspired many later artists, including his own son, Antoine Monnoyer, who became a celebrated flower painter in his own right. Today, Monnoyer's paintings can be found in museums and private collections around the world, including the Louvre in Paris and the National Gallery in London.

1 Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer Paintings

Flowers, n.d. by Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer | Painting Reproduction

Flowers n.d.

Oil Painting
Canvas Print
SKU: MNN-19009
Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer
Original Size: 90 x 70 cm
Fuji Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan