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Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu. 


mid 17th century

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 print / estampe : print
Support: 30.200 x 40.300 cm (image)

Scope and content

The print depicts a full length portrait of the cardinal his left arm extended holding a hat, the other hand holds his robes. The portrait is surrounded on three sides by scene of the cardinal's conquests and symbols associated with him. In the u.c. is his coat-of-arms.
Dec. 1975 - the print is on very this paper and is backed with a sheet of paper. The backing is foxed as is the print. The edges are worn and some loses have occured (l.l., l.r., u.r., u.l.). There is a hole l.r. on the leg of a horse.
Portrait file 205-31.

Graphic (art)
99: Closed pending processing
No restrictions on access or on use for
reproduction or publication.
Graphic (art)
99: Closed pending processing
Item no. assigned by LAC
Restrictions not set
Other accession no.
1975-030 PIC

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1975-30-12 Source: transfer from National Library, Georges A. Daviault Collection.
Copyright: Expired

Additional name(s)

Artist: Unknown.

Additional information

Signatures and inscriptions
Inscribed. Dated.
Inscription: Inscribed recto: upper edge "Armandus Joannes Du [coat-of-arms] Plessis Cardianlis DVX / de Richelieu Sub Ludouico xiii.° / Tot exant latis quos Uniuersus Orbis / a Domino suo sibi concredita, Tanti / Audiit. Laboribus, Hoc Unum praestitisse / secundante Coelo forti animo / sibi Visus est, summa Rerum / Faeliciter Executus est:" in the plate; left side "La / prise de / la Ville de / Treues //. Sola mihi redo- / lent //. La pri- / se de Moy-/ enuic et de / Marsal // Cando- / rem pur- / pura /Seruat //. Le / Secours / de RE / 1627" in the plate; right side - La prise de / Nancy / 1633 // Expertus / Fidelem / Jupiter // La / prise de / pigne- / rol // Nec / Momentu / Sine Li- / nea // Secours / de / Casal" in the plate; lower edge - "Grandia qui tot facta Vides tollatur Imago, Dices haec non funt Unius acta Viri. cum privil: // prise de / La / Rochelle / 1628" in the plate.


Other system control no.