Cardinal de Retz

Jean-François-Paul de Gondi (1613 - 1679) became a cardinal in 1652. He was a leader in the troubles of the Fronde, 1648-52, and travelled in Europe between 1654 and 1662. The painting has in the past been attributed to Philippe de Champaigne. It is dated, by comparison with other engraved portraits of the sitter, to the 1660s.

Key facts

Artist dates
1639 - 1689
Full title
Cardinal de Retz
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
72.5 x 58.2 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by George Fielder, 1908
Inventory number
Location in Gallery