Oil/canvas, 79,5 x 65 cm, relined. - Provenance: Auction Christie’s, London, 7th July 2004, lot 66; private collection, Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. - French flower painter. M. studied in Antwerp a. immediately moved to Paris where he became member of the academy in 1665. He painted for the royal palaces in Trianon, Marly a. Meudon. He accompanied the Duke of Montagu to London where he also worked for the royal court, among others in Hampton Court, Windsor a. Kensington.