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- Louise Moillon (French, 1610–1696)
- Oil on panel, 53.3 x 71.3 cm
- Art Institute of Chicago; Wirt D. Walker Fund, 1948.78
Born into a family of artists—her father and her stepfather were painters and art dealers, and her brother Isaac was a painter—Louise Moillon specialized in still life painting, especially of fruits and vegetables. Her patrons included members of the French
Most of the 40 or so works attributed to her today are from before 1640, though a few are from the 1670s. Though many of these attributed paintings are held by private collectors, some are owned by museums. These include, in addition to the Art Institute of Chicago (see below), at least: The Norton Simon Museum, The Grand Rapids Art Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Louvre, Musée des Augustins de Toulouse, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe. As of November 2022, we can add to this list the Kimbell Art Museum.
Learn more about Moillon’s painting Still Life with a Basket of Fruit and a Bunch of Asparagus: Art Institute of Chicago
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