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Abraham Mignon | Baroque still-life painter

From National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.:

The son of shopkeepers, Abraham Mignon (1640-1679) was born in Frankfurt and baptized in the Calvinist church on June 21, 1640.
When his parents moved to Wetzlar in 1649, Mignon was placed under the care and artistic apprenticeship of Jacob Marrel (1614-1681), a still-life painter and art dealer.
Marrell was undoubtedly impressed with Mignon’s abilities, for he entrusted his affairs to him whenever he was away in Holland on business.
Furthermore, Marrell asked Mignon to instruct his stepdaughter, Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717), in still-life painting.
By 1664 Marrell and Mignon had left Frankfurt for Utrecht, and in 1669 both were registered in the Saint Luke’s Guild there.