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.
|Title||Portrait of Bishop Jean-Pierre Camus|
|Medium and support||etching AAT|
|Signatures, inscriptions, and markings||inscription: ILLVSTRISSIMO . ECCLESIÆ . PRINCIPI . IOANNI . PETRO . COMVS . EPISCOPO . DE . BELLEY|
|Object type||etching AAT|
|Current whereabouts||Work currently not on display|
|Art & Architecture Thesaurus||
300015637 portraits AAT
archbishop, bishop, etc. (Roman Catholic)
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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