CHAMPAIGNE, Philippe de
(b. 1602, Bruxelles, d. 1674, Paris)
King Louis XIII1655
Oil on canvas, 108 x 86 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid
Champaigne received patronage from different types of people, and as a record of the times his portraits of intellectual bourgeoisie and the many portraits of Cardinal Richelieu are perhaps the most interesting. His most important sitter was the king, Louis XIII.
The painting was sent to Philip IV of Spain by his sister Anne of Austria, Queen of France.