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Cardinal Fleury
Studio of Hyacinthe Rigaud

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 were made later.

Key facts
Artist Studio of Hyacinthe Rigaud
Artist dates 1659 - 1743
Full title Cardinal Fleury
Date made perhaps 1734 or 1735
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 80 x 64.8 cm
Acquisition credit Presented by Katharine Fox, the widow of General Charles Richard Fox, son of the 3rd Lord Holland, 1874
Inventory number NG903
Location in Gallery Not on display
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