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.

Tuesday 20 December 2011

le duc de Buckingham et sa famille vous offrent joyeux fêtes 2011

Merry christmas and a successful new year 2012 
from George Villiers, first duke of Buckingham* , 
scourge of Louis XIII, 
paramour of Queen Anne d'Autriche (Dumas père), 
hopeful liberator of La Rochelle, 
general coxcomb
military booby
(and his charming family).

after Gerrit von Honthorst

*"the prettiest man in all England"



Susan said...

The baby is especially cute. Who is the artist?

Abbé Henri Proust said...

Gerrit von Who?

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