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Jean-Pierre Camus, évêque de Belley [Jean-Pierre Camus, Bishop of Belley]
16 cm x 11.4 cm (6 5/16 in. x 4 1/2 in.)
(Abbeville, France, 1598 - 1688, Paris)
Medium and Support:
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Isidore Simkowitz in memory of Amy Cecelia Simkowitz-Rogers, 1998
Camus (1582-1652) was bishop of Belley from 1608 to 1628, and later vicar general for the archbishop of Rouen. He became, however, a disciple of Saint Francis of Sales, resisted further advance in his creer, and dedicated himself to spiritual writing and work for the poor of Paris.