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Qualifications
painter, etcher, court painter, art dealer (person)
valued artworks that were auctioned (a.o. the 'Balaam' by Rembrandt), worked with François Langlois (Gerson 1942/1983, p. 64 and note 1; Korthals Altes 2009/2010, p. 196, note 15)
Nationality/school
French
Born
Tours (France) 1593-05/1593-05-19
baptized on 19 May 1593 (Brejon de Lagergnée/Cuzin 1973)
Deceased
Paris 1670-05-10
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
Son of Guillaume Vignon (valet de chambre ordinaire du roi), nephew of François Vignon (secretary of Queen Maria de'Medici). Married 1) in Paris 1624 Charlotte Le Leu, daughter of engraver Thomas le Leu, with whom he would have 11 children (a.o. painters Claude François, Philippe and Charlotte) and 2) 1644 Genevieve Ballard, with whom he had several more children (in total he had at least 34 children).
See also
In this field, you will find references to names of groups or to the artists that made/make up groups. You may also come across references to other artists if there was/is question of collaboration without a joint name. This is the case, for instance, with artists who rendered parts of works by other artists (such as with P.P Rubens and J. Brueghel I).
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Parijs
    Studied in Paris with Jacob Bunel
  • Rome 1616 - 1627
    documented in Rome c. 1616-1627, but probably already present c. 1610 (Saur 2021)
  • Parijs 1616 - 1622
    Returned for a short term to Paris and became member of the painter's guild, becoming a prominent member of the Caravaggesque movement in France. Since 1622 into the service of Cardinal Ludovico Ludovisi, nephwe and secretary of future pope Gregory XV (Saur 2021)
  • Barcelona 1623
    Short stay in Barcelona
  • Parijs 1623 - 1670
    married in 1624 for the first time, to Charlotte Le Leu. In the service of the French court (Louis XIII, Gaston d'Orléans and Cardinal Richelieu). 1651 member of the Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture. Many assignments for Paris churches.
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Subjects
This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
Christian religious scene, genre, history (as a genre), portrait
Art movement
Here we mention the art movement to which an artist belonged. Many art movements have not yet been entered, because the content of this field is still under development.
Caravaggisti
Comment
Vader van Claude François, Nicolas en Philippe Vignon.
Van eind 1610 tot 1620's vertoont zijn werk invloeden van Caravaggio; later die van de jonge Rembrandt.
Creation date: 1992-01-31; Last modified date: 2022-05-16

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