(b. 1590, Paris, d. 1649, Paris)
Allegory of Wealth1630-35
Oil on canvas, 170 x 124 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris
The fleshly opulence and joyful colouring of Simon Vouet made him, to some extent, a French Rubens. On his return from Rome in 1627 he became Court Painter to Louis XIII and was the founder of that tradition of decorative panting which Le Brun developed.