DELAROCHE, Paul
(b. 1797, Paris, d. 1856, Paris)

The State Barge of Cardinal Richelieu on the Rhone

1829
Oil on canvas, 56 x 97 cm
Wallace Collection, London

Two once famous pictures by Delaroche in the Wallace Collection illustrate the contrasting last days of the two great French Cardinals, Mazarin eager for wealth, Richelieu thirsting for revenge.