COLLOT, Marie-Anne
(b. 1748, Paris, d. 1821, Nancy)

Bust of Duke de Sully

after 1768
Marble, height 47 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Maximilien de Béthune, duke de Sully, also called Marquis De Rosny (1560-1641) was a French statesman who, as the trusted minister of King Henry IV, substantially contributed to the rehabilitation of France after the Wars of Religion (1562–98).

His bust is one of Collot's historical busts which was commissioned by Catherine II for her museum at the Hermitage, and based on models derived by Lemoyne from portraits by Frans Pourbus II.