|thanks Ali K-B|
The topics of this blog are Armand-Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Duke of Richelieu, and the IDEAL CITY built on his command next to his magnificent CHÂTEAU on the borders of Touraine, Anjou and Poitou, in France.
SEVEN NEW CLICKS!
Sunday, 22 November 2020
Thursday, 19 November 2020
|Statue of the Cardinal-Duc by Ramey, formerly on the Pont Louis XVI in Paris|
|An autumnal view of the 'Dôme'; last remnant of the former château de Richelieu.|
Wednesday, 11 November 2020
|From the cross-axis point back to the town|
|Up a wind swept side allée|
|Next to the former castle site, looking West|
|A walkway bridge under the plane trees|
|Along the main canal|
|The newly restored 'Dôme', a former manège hall|
thanks Jane, Malachy amd Ali
Thursday, 8 October 2020
Thursday, 16 July 2020
Saturday, 23 May 2020
Tuesday, 19 May 2020
This 'official' portrait of the Cardinal de Richelieu by Philippe de Champaigne is in the Royal Collection, in the Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London
Though not acquired by George IV, this formidable portrait of Cardinal Richelieu, Chief Minister to Louis XIII and effective ruler of France, was hung by him at St James’s Palace. This is typical of King George IV’s interest in French history as well as French art and design.
First recorded in the collection of Queen Anne in 1705.
Monday, 4 May 2020
Thursday, 16 April 2020
|The Tassin map of the Ville Idéale|
Christophe Tassin (* early 17th century in France; † 1660 in France), also known as Nicolas Tassin, Christophe Nicolas Tassin or Christophe Le Tassin, was a French cartographer who worked in a series of atlases regions in France, Spain, Germany and Switzerland. He seems to have published most of his first prints in Paris from 1633 to 1635. His publishers included Melchior Tavernier (1594–1665), Sébastien Cramoisy (1584–1669) and Michael van Lochum (1601–1647). Almost nothing has survived from his closer circumstances.
|Tassin's Cartouche of the Cité|