STELLA, Jacques
(b. 1596, Lyon, d. 1657, Paris)

The Liberality of Louis XIII and Cardinal Richelieu

c. 1636
Oil on canvas, 178 x 147 cm
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge

Promoted by Richelieu and invited to the most exclusive salons of Paris, Stella enjoyed painting dense scenes such as The Liberality of Louis XIII and Cardinal Richelieu (in which Louis XIII is portrayed as Titus) for a fireplace in Richelieu's château.