CHAMPAIGNE, Philippe de
(b. 1602, Bruxelles, d. 1674, Paris)

Louis XIII Crowned by Victory (Siege of La Rochelle, 1628)

Oil on canvas, 228 x 175 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

This painting belonged to the Galerie des Hommes Illustres (demolished) that Cardinal Richelieu had installed in the Palais-Cardinal (today Palais-Royal). The execution of the twenty-five portraits of illustrious personalities in the history of France selected by the cardinal was entrusted to Simon Vouet and Philippe de Champaigne.

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