Thursday, September 11, 2008
Charles de Saint-Albin
Born in 1698, he became bishop of Laon in 1721. Wow! Can you imagine a twenty-three year old bishop? In 1723 he became archbishop of Cambrai. Wower! An archbishop with 25! He held that office until his death in 1764. Wowest! An archbishop for 41 years!
I love this painting. The ermine looks so fluffy and the silk seems so real that I can almost hear it rustle.