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Studio of Hyacinthe Rigaud: 'Cardinal Fleury'

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André-Hercule de Fleury (1653 - 1743) was tutor to the young King Louis XV. He was made a cardinal in 1726 and became in effect Prime Minister of France. The original version of this work is thought to be a painting at Versailles. Many copies of the portrait were made in Rigaud's studio. Other copies exist which are not contemporary.

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