The Landscapes of Louis Rémy Mignot: A Southern Painter Abroad by Katherine E. Manthorne and John W. Coffey (review)

The Landscapes of Louis Rémy Mignot: A Southern Painter Abroad by Katherine E. Manthorne and John W. Coffey (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1996)

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The Landscapes of Louis Rémy Mignot: A Southern Painter Abroad by Katherine E. Manthorne and John W. Coffey (review)

by Peter H. Wood
Southern Cultures, Vol. 3, No. 2: Summer 1997

Smithsonian Institution Press, 1996

Who is Louis Rémy Mignot? In 1983, when the Virginia Museum in Richmond launched the comprehensive exhibition “Painting in the South, 1564-1980,” this Charleston-born artist was not represented. The exhibition included Florida sunsets by Vermonter William Morris Hunt and by the Pennsylvania luminist Martin Johnson Heade, who took up residence at St. Augustine in the 1880s, but Mignot was not mentioned in the catalog. Nor did his name appear in The Art of the Old South, an impressive overview published in that same year by art historian Jessie Poesch.