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Artist Name:

Louis Remy Mignot

Nationality & Life Dates:

American, 1831–1870

Title:

Sunset, Winter

Date:

1862

Medium:

Oil on canvas

Dimensions:

15 1/16 x 24 1/8 inches

Credit Line:

Gift in honor of Gudmund Vigtel and Michael E. Shapiro

Accession Number:

2010.52

On View - Stent Family Wing, Second Level, Gallery 210
Little is known about Louis Remy Mignot. His career in the United States was brief, lasting a scant ten years, off and on, between trips to Europe. During the early 1850s, he was a student of the landscape painter Andreas Schelfhout, one of the founders of the Hague School of Dutch Realism and a celebrated painter of atmospheric winter scenes. This influence seems to have shaped Mignot’s primary concerns as a painter, for winter landscapes suffused in glowing twilight form a significant portion of his oeuvre.



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