Jean Varin (model) (1607 – 1672), and possibly Hubert le Sueur (about 1580 – 1658) or Henri Perlan (1597 – 1656) (cast)

Bust of Armand Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Richelieu (1585 – 1642) Model: Paris, 1641; Cast: Paris, 1643 or later Bronze 69.8 x 68 x 38 cm Richelieu was First Minister under Louis XIII (r.1610-43), and thus an extremely powerful figure in a period when France was becoming the leading nation in Europe. Varin has contrasted … Read more