The abbé de Gondi being exorcised by Carthusian monks. Engraving by Ferdinand after N. Thomas.

  • Thomas, N. (Napoléon)
[between 1800 and 1899]
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About this work


According to Le François, an event at the Château de Gaillon in 1562, involving a priest named Pierre de Gondi, while the cardinal de Bourbon was entertaining Cathérine de Medicis and her son, the future Charles IX. Two courtiers, Louise de la Beraudière and Madame de Sauve, tried to seduce the abbé. The former succeeded, but the latter was jealous and as a trick told the abbot of the local Charterhouse that a possessed man was in the castle. Two Carthusians came to Louise's bedroom and exorcised de Gondi. He later became the Cardinal de Retz (Le François pp. 31-37)


[Paris] : [E. et V. Penaud frères], [between 1800 and 1899]

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; image 12.7 x 8 cm


L'abbé de Gondi est exorcisé par les Chartreux. Napoléon Thomas del. Ferdinand sc. Mystères des vieux châteaux de le [sic] France


Wellcome Collection 2821863i



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