Nicolas Prévost

Nicolas Prévost (1604–1670) was a French painter at the court of Louis XIII and Richelieu.[1] In 1640, Richelieu commissioned him to paint the Siege of Privas, based on the engraving by Abraham Bosse, as well as several more of his personal achievements.[2] The painting is now located at the Château de Richelieu. He was a pupil of Simon Vouet.[1]

Siege of Privas, by Nicolas Prévost, 1640. Château de Richelieu.

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  1. ^ a b The order of Minims in seventeenth-century France by P. J. S. Whitmore p.222
  2. ^ "...but at Richelieu, where perhaps he felt freer in private to indulge a mood of self- glorification, he commissioned Nicolas Prevost to record his personal achievements. Prevost not only painted the great events of his patron's career..." in Culture and society in seventeenth-century France David Maland 1970