Date 1876-06-17
Publication Academy
Topic The Mignot Collection
AP display
RA display
Subject art
Keywords Mignot
  ↳ memorial
Standards artistic merit
  ↳ relative accomplishment
Notes American landscaper died at 39, "could have used more experience."

Annotation details

76 June 17 Academy


The Mignot Collection.


Rossetti, William M. "The Mignot Collection." Academy (June 17, 1876): 215. Web. 21 Sept. 2011.


This essay is mostly a memorial with a little art criticism and biographical data. Rossetti describes the exhibition honoring American landscape artist Louis Remy Mignot who died suddenly at 39. He mentions the qualities that make Mignot's work remarkable, although he qualifies his praise with the addendum that certainly, further experience would have improved Mignot's paintings.

Rossetti analyzes a few works, starting with the most striking, then comments on a few others. He briefly recounts the artist's history and schooling, then states that the exhibition carefully assembled by the artist's widow will confirm and extend the artist's reputation.


critical, memorial


Mignot, exhibition

Standards of Judgment:

Artistic accomplishment, relative merit

Rhetoric and tone:

definitive, epideictic


Schelfhout, Louis Remy Mignot