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Portrait of Bishop Jean-Pierre Camus

  • etching, paper
  • 314 x 256 mm
  • Inv. 2015-EH-2

Public Domain

Jean-Pierre Camus (1584-1652) was a French bishop, preacher and author of fiction and religious publications. He was a friend of St Francis de Sales, the author of a large number of satirical bon mots, the pious and fervent bishop of Bellay, who refused the diocese of Arras and Amiens and preferred to die in the hospice of the Incurables in Paris, is depicted almost with the face de face and decorated with the pastoral cross, in an octagonal border.


Jean Morin RKD
Paris ca. 1605 - 1609 - Paris 1650

Philippe de Champaigne RKD
Brussels 1602 - Paris 1674


Title Portrait of Bishop Jean-Pierre Camus
Period 17th century
Location Paris TGN
Medium and support etching AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings inscription: ILLVSTRISSIMO . ECCLESIÆ . PRINCIPI . IOANNI . PETRO . COMVS . EPISCOPO . DE . BELLEY
Collection print room
Object type etching AAT
Inventory number 2015-EH-2
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300015637 portraits AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11P3113 archbishop, bishop, etc. (Roman Catholic) Iconclass
11P31131 insignia of bishop, e.g. mitre, crozier Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31D14 adult man Iconclass
61B2 historical persons Iconclass
61B2(JEAN-PIERRE CAMUS) historical person (JEAN-PIERRE CAMUS) Iconclass
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