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Terminal Figure: Sphinx with crescent in her hair

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Jean Mignon is documented as painter active at Fontainebleau in the late 1530s. By 1550, he was in Paris making prints after designs by the painter Luca Penni. This delightful term figure comes from a series of 20 plates featuring identifiable mythological figures as well as less specific...

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Verso upper center in pen and brown ink: del Roma


Paul Prouté (Paris); from whom purchased by Judy Pillsbury (Paris), about 1990; her gift to MFA, 13 December 2006.

Credit Line

Gift of Judith Pillsbury in honor of Sue Welsh Reed

Terminal Figure: Diana, goddess of the hunt

probably 1540s

Catalogue Raisonné

Zerner 16, I/II Herbet 8 (as anonymous)


Sheet (Oval): 23.6 x 14.3 cm (9 5/16 x 5 5/8 in.) Platemark (Oval): 23.2 x 13.9 cm (9 1/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

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