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Ercole, Cardinal Consalvi (1757-1824)


RCIN 404940

Cardinal Consalvi was Secretary of State to Pope Pius VII and his closest friend and adviser. At the Congress of Vienna he secured the restoration of the Papal States. Lawrence celebrates Consalvi as a great diplomat and religious leader, portraying him against the backdrop of St Peter's Basilica and holding a copy of his 1816 constitution for the Papal States.

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