Gérôme’s art epitomized the officially sanctioned, academic style against which the Impressionists rebelled. His paintings, with their imperceptible brushwork, meticulous detail, and brilliant effects of color and light, commanded huge prices in both France and America. L’Eminence Grise recreates the palace of Cardinal Richelieu, the “Red Cardinal,” virtual ruler of France during the childhood of Louis XIII. Read more...
- 68.6 x 101 cm (27 x 39 3/4 in.)
- Oil on canvas
- Public Domain, Courtesy of the MFA Boston
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