Bust of Cardinal Richelieu

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Bust of Cardinal Richilieu
Bust of Cardinal Richilieu by Bernini.jpg
Artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Year 1640–41 (1640–41)
Catalogue 42
Type Sculpture
Medium Marble
Subject Cardinal Richelieu
Dimensions Life-size
Location The Louvre, Paris
Coordinates Coordinates: 48°51′40″N 2°20′11″E / 48.86111°N 2.33639°E / 48.86111; 2.33639

The Bust of Cardinal Richelieu is a marble sculpture by the Italian sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Located in The Louvre in Paris, Bernini executed the bust between 1640 and 1641, working from images of Cardinal Richelieu that had been sent to Rome from France. Once completed, the bust was transported to Paris.[1][2]



  1. ^ Entry at Louvre website
  2. ^ Rudolf Wittkower, Bernini, the Sculptor of the Roman Baroque, 1997 (4th ed.), p. 260.