(b. 1659, Perpignan, d. 1743, Paris)
Oil on canvas, 240 x 165 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris
Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627-1704) was a French bishop and theologian, renowned for his sermons and other addresses. He has been considered by many to be one of the most brilliant orators of all time and a masterly French stylist.