It may be obvious to say, but I do a lot of harvesting of images on the web; it was the sheer mass in my collection that inspired this blog. The more I grabbed, the more that I noticed very cool images of the cardinal in his scarlet robes. The cardinal, as viewed in these images, is a very human chap; pious, educated, amused, amusing, serious, fun, artistic, musical, and has a good sense of la bonne vie, or the good life. I started putting them in a folder on my drive, and it grew to a huge size! Now seems like the right time to share these. I have at least three times as many of them as presented here, so I picked some of the most interesting and fun ones; playing games, playing music, eating and interacting with pets.
So here they are, by artists such as Georges Croegaert, Francois Brunery, Victor Marais-Milton, Jehan Georges Vibert, Alfred Charles Weber, Andrea Landini, Ernst Nowak, and Paoulo Bedini.