Maquette of an angel to decorate the chair of Troyes Cathedral, by Baron Henri de Triqueti (1803-74)

Maquette of an angel to decorate the chair of Troyes Cathedral

Baron Henri de Triqueti

Plaster

1844

The Triqueti room of the Musée Girodet, Montargis, France

As Véronique Galliot-Rateau says, there are many angels in Triqueti's oeuvre (29). He was a deeply religious man. Brought up as a Roman Catholic, he later became a zealous convert to Protestantism.

Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee, 2009/10.

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