Triple Portrait of Cardinal de Richelieu

Philippe de Champaigne and studio


Physical Description

Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 58.4 x 72.4 cm

Production Description

Production Date: 1642
Model: Armand-Jean du Plessis, Duc and Cardinal de Richelieu


Current Location: National Gallery, London
Note: Image comes from Web Gallery of Art website
Archival History: Given to the National Gallery by Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks in 1869.

Scholarly Commentary


This work was painted in Paris and then sent to Rome to aid Francesco Mocchi in the sculpting of the Cardinal's bust.

Included Text


Resamblant au naturel
Note: Inscribed over the central head.
De ces deux profilz c[elui]

cy est le meilieur
Note: Inscribed over the right head. Trans: of the two profiles, this is the better one.
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
File Name: op125.rap.xml