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Jean François Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de Retz 1613-1679

French churchman, writer of memoirs, and agitator in the Fronde.
The Florentine banking and noble Gondi family had been introduced into France by Catherine de’ Medici; Catherine offered Jérome (Girolamo) de Gondi in 1573 the château that he made the nucleus of the Château de Saint-Cloud; his hôtel in the Faubourg Saint-Germain of Paris became the Hôtel de Condé in the following generation. The Gondi acquired great estates in Brittany and became connected with the noblest houses of the kingdom.

Artist/Engraver Picart
Size 19 x 14 cms
Price £18.00

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Papal Procession Rome Saint John Lateran by Picart 1723

“ Le pape va en cérémonie prendre possesion du Pontificat dans l’Eglise St Jean de Latran qui est la capitale de toute celles qui relevent de la juridiction du Pape dans la Chrétieneté ”

from Ceremonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde.
by Bernard Picart 1673-1733

Large antique copper plate engraving on paper 43 x 54 cm
Full margins original centre fold.

Price £68.00

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