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

Monument of Richelieu

Church of Sorbonne, Paris

The dying cardinal, lying on his sarcophagus and originally gesturing in supplication toward the altar, is upheld by Religion and mourned by Science. The three figures, united by the lines of skillfully arranged draperies, are informed by a solemn and touching sentiment.