French School. Born at Brussels. Professor and Rector of the French Academy of Painting founded by Louis XIV.
LONDON, NATIONAL GALLERY
PORTRAIT OF CARDINAL RICHELIEU Full length, standing facing us, in crimson silk robe, with the Order of St. Louis hung by a blue ribbon round his neck. In his right hand he holds his scarlet biretta, and with his left he holds up the skirt of his robe, showing the white surplice beneath. No. 798 is a study of the Cardinal’s head in three positions painted for the Roman sculptor Mocchi.
Presented by Mr. Charles Butler in 1895. No. 798 was presented by Sir Augustus Franks in 1869.
PORTRAITS OF MOTHER CATHERINE AGNES ARNAUD, AND SISTER CATHERINE DE SAINTE SUZANNE, DAUGHTER OF THE PAINTER In a bare cell Sister Suzanne reclines in a long wooden chair, facing to our left, her hands joined in her lap, while at her right, and slightly to the left of the picture, Mother Agnes is kneeling, her hands joined in prayer. Both in the habit of nuns. To the extreme right a rush chair with a book on it. On the wall is an inscription commemorating the miracle by which, on January 6, 1662, Sister Catherine was cured of paralysis and fever after fourteen months’ illness.