Armand Cardinal De Richelieu Duc et Pair de France Grand M. Chef et Sur: Inendant de la Navigation Guuerneur et Lietent ganl pour le Roy au pais de Bretaigne.

Method Copper engraving
Artist Balthasar Moncornet
Published Balthasar Moncornet c. 1645-1668
Dimensions Image 135 x 105 mm oval, Plate 152 x 110 mm, Sheet 262 x 177 mm
Notes A bust length portrait of Cardinal Richelieu in an oval frame, turned sligtly left, looking at the viewer, wearing a biretta, mozzetta, and insignia of the Holy Ghost, a curtain and naval scene in the background.

Alphonse-Louis du Plessis de Richelieu (1582–1653) was a French Carthusian, bishop and Cardinal. He was brother to Armand Cardinal Richelieu, the celebrated minister of Louis XIII. He was archbishop of Aix in 1626, archbishop of Lyon in 1628 and was created cardinal in 1629.

Balthasar Moncornet (c.1600 - 1668) was a French tapissier, engraver, and publisher, working primarily in France. He was a specialist in ornamental prints.
Framing unmounted
Price £45.00
Stock ID 44151