GIRARDON, François
(b. 1628, Troyes, d. 1715, Paris)

Allegorical Figure

Marble, 146 x 65 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

This relief was part of the funerary monument to Anne-Marie de Bourbon, princesse de Conti (died 1672). Originally in the church of Saint-André-des-Arts, Paris, it was dismantled during the Revolution and is now, in a reduced and modified state, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

In the fields of funerary art Girardon's most famous work is the tomb of Cardinal Richelieu in the chapel of the Sorbonne, Paris.