Jean Morin (1590-1650)

Margaret Lemon  Paris, late 1630s Engraving 310 x 250mm Morin’s print reproduces Van Dyck’s portrait of Margaret Lemon (born around 1614) painted in 1638. the sitter, a courtesan and Van Dyck’s mistress, is known to have posed as his model repeatedly during his visits to England from 1631-41. She glances coquettishly at the viewer whilst … Read more

Jean Morin (1590-1650)

Jacques-Auguste de Thou (1553 – 1617) France, 1611 Engraving Paper: 328 x 261mm; mount: 558 x 405mm Morin was a French engraver best known for his portraits of royalty and politicians. This print was created after a painting by Ferdinand Elle (1570-1637), court artist to Louis XIII. De Thou was a French statesman who drafted … Read more

Jean Morin (c. 1590-1650)

Omer Talon  Paris, early 1650s Engraving Mount: 55.7 x 40.5 cm  This portrait is based on Philippe de Champaigne’s full-length painting of Omer Talon (1595-1652) produced in 1649. Champaigne was a founder of the French Academy in the mid 17th century and is best known for his portraits of royalty and important political figures. Talon’s … Read more