Prince Tommaso Francesco de Savoy-Carignan by Anthony Van Dyck

Prince Tommaso Francesco de Savoy Carignan by Anthony Van Dyck

Prince Tommaso Francesco de Savoy-Carignan is the son of Emmanuel, the Duke of Savoy.

The ancestor of the Savoyard-Carignan branch. The title of Prince Carignansky was given by Charles Emmanuel to his youngest son by the name of the city of Carignano in the possession of the Savoy Counts. Since 1642, Prince Tommaso was the commander-in-chief of the French army in Italy. The prince married in Paris, not Maria de Bourbon-Conde, the Countess Soissons, the granddaughter of Louis I Conde.

The artist portrayed Prince Tommaso on a raised horse, against the background of a stormy cloudy sky, against the background of a column half-closed with drapery. All this points to belonging to the military profession, to the prince’s readiness for battles…

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