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Daniel Marot the Younger

1695 London – 1769 The Hague

Daniel Marot the Younger came from a Franco-Dutch family of artists. His father Daniel Marot the Elder (1663 Paris – 1752 The Hague) was a prominent architect, ornamental draughtsman, and engraver, who on behalf of the House of Orange had done a great deal to spread the Louis XIV style in the Netherlands. In 1695/96 Marot was active in England, where he helped design the appointments and garden architecture of Hampton Court, Kensington Court and perhaps also Windsor Castle. His son, Daniel Marot the Younger, was born in London in 1695 during this stay in England. He received his training as a painter, draughtsman, and engraver from his father and by 1723 was a full member of the painters’ guild in The Hague. Evidently Daniel II was very close to his father, since all his life he assisted him with major commissions. Only a few series of engravings of townscapes and garden architecture have come down to us, and the drawn œuvre is also limited, having evidently been preserved in a very incomplete form.