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Sir John Bingham
Sir Albert Bingham, Ranby House, Retford, Nottinghamshire
Thence by descent to the present owner
Belin de Fontenay was recorded from 1672 as training in the Paris studio of Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer, whose daughter he later married. Often collaborating on projects with his father-in-law, he was employed painting flowers in the decoration of several royal châteaux, including Compiègne, Marly, Fontainebleau and Versailles, where he worked on the Escalier de la Reine.