Louis XIII ruled as King of France from 1610-1643. His mother was Marie de’Medici who acted as regent during his minority. In 1615 he married Anne of Austria, daughter of Philip III of Spain. Louis relied heavily on his chief minister, Cardinal Richelieu, giving him enormous power and influence in governing the country. He was succeeded by his son, Louis XIV.
1. See B. Dorival, Supplément au Catalogue raisonné de l’oeuvre de Philippe de Champaigne, Paris 1992, p. 117, cat. no. XV, reproduced opp. P. 112.
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