François de Salignac de la Mothe Fénelon, Erzbischof von Cambrai (1651-1715)
Joseph Vivien (1657-1734)

François de Salignac de la Mothe Fénelon, Erzbischof von Cambrai (1651-1715),

um 1714
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
80,5 x 63,3 cm
Displayed
Not on display
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
972
Acquisition
Aus Schloss Schleißheim
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Joseph Vivien, François de Salignac de la Mothe Fénelon, Erzbischof von Cambrai (1651-1715), um 1714, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/M0xyByVLpl (Last updated on 13.06.2022)
The sitter was tutor to the grandchildren of King Louis XIV and, from 1695 onwards, Archbishop of Cambrai. However, he fell out of favour due to a novel in which, in a cryptical way, he criticised the king. He was also exposed to the hostility of the Archbishop of Meaux. In 1699 he was banished from the court. Presumably this portrait is identical to one known to have been commissioned from Vivien by the Elector Joseph Clemens of Cologne, with whom Fénelon was friends and who was the younger brother of Elector Max Emanuel of Bavaria.

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