Project for the Marriage of the Virgin, by Baron Henri de Triqueti (1803-74)

Project for the Marriage of the Virgin

Baron Henri de Triqueti

Plaster

1859

The Triqueti room of the Musée Girodet, Montargis, France

Christianity and women were both great sources of inspiration for Triqueti, as Véronique Galliot-Rateau points out (29-30), and his Catholic upbringing and early manhood naturally drew him towards depictions of the Virgin Mary — one of his best-known works being the Pietà of 1844 in the Chapelle Royale Saint-Ferdinand in Paris.

Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee, 2009/10.

[Photograph taken by kind permission of the Musée Girodet, Montargis.]