Project for the Marriage of the Virgin
Baron Henri de Triqueti
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.]