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Cardinal Richelieu
  • Joseph-Nicolas Robert-Fleury (1797 - 1890)
  • Cardinal Richelieu
  • 1834
  • Painting
  • Watercolour and bodycolour with gum varnish on paper.
  • Image size: 12 x 14.6 cm
  • Signature: 'Rrt Fleury / 1834'
  • P686
  • Not on display
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • Cardinal Richelieu (1585-1642), chief minister of Louis XIII, became a frequent subject of paintings after the restoration of the French monarchy in 1815 and the publication of Alfred de Vigny’s novel 'Cinq-Mars' in 1826 (cf. Delaroche, 'Cardinal Richelieu on the Rhône', P320). Richelieu's fondness for cats was referred to by de Vigny in 'Cinq Mars'. See also Robert, 'Cardinal Richelieu', P778).