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Bust of Cardinal de la Rochefoucault
Portrait of Cardinal de la Rochefoucault
=1624 wkg inscr (artist)
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Medium: Black and red chalks, with stumping, and brush and pale yellow and orange wash, on ivory laid paper, laid down on cream laid paper.
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Height: 437 mm., Width: 338 mm.
The Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, USA
The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of the Joseph and Helen Regenstein Foundation
Inscribed across the top and dated: "Le Cardinal de la Rouchefoucault, 1624"
Bishop Clermont and Senlis, Grand Almoner of France, La rochefoucauld (1558-1645) was appointed cardinal in 1607. It was primarily due to his insistence that Henry IV was converted to Catholicism before his coronation. The cardinal also served as French Ambassador to the pope and so protected the ancient rights of the king and the Gallican church against encroachment by Rome.
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