|Cardinal Mazarin in 1657|
painted by Pieter van Mol
and subsequently engraved by Robert Nanteuil
Pieter van Mol
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.