Artist Charles Edouard Delort, French, 1841-1895
  • The Cardinal's Leisure
Date mid or late 19th century
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 31 × 24 inches (78.7 × 61 cm)
Framed: 37 11/16 × 30 11/16 × 3 1/4 inches (95.7 × 77.9 × 8.3 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Helen L. DeRoy
Accession Number F72.241
Department European Painting
Not On View
Signed Signed, lower right: C. DeLort
before 1885, George I. Seney (New York, New York, USA);
March 31-April 2, 1885, auction Seney collection at (American Art Galleries, New York, New York, USA), lot 87.
Helen L. DeRoy (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1972-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Strahan, E. S. The Art Treasures of America. Philadelphia, 3 vols., 1879-1880, vol. 3, p. 476.

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The Figure in 19th Century French Painting. Exh. cat., DIA Show-on-the-Road. Detroit, 1978/1979, pp. 52-53, cat. 19, (repr.) [Flint Institute of Arts; Grand Rapids Art Museum; Midland Center for the Arts; Hackley Art Museum, Muskegon].

Cavaliers and Cardinals: Nineteenth-Century French Anecdotal Paintings. Exh. cat., Taft Museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Arnot Arm Museum. Cincinnati, Washington D.C., Elmira, 1992/1993, pp. 25, 30, 38, 39, cat. 4, (repr.) [exh. organized by E. Zafran].

Burlington Magazine, vol. [?] (July 1992): p. 471, (repr.).

Richelieu Art and Power. Exh. cat., Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Wallraf-Richartz-Museum. Monteal and Cologne, 2002-2003, pp. 382, 401, cat. 178, (repr.).

La Légend de Richelieu. Exh. cat., Museé de la Vendée. La Roche-sur-Yon, France, 2008, p. 315, (ill.) 54, p. 317.