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François Hubert

François Hubert

Portrait Of Louis D'Orléans

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Louis-François-Gabriel d'Orléans de La Motte, born in Carpentras on January 13, 1683 and died on June 10, 1774 in Amiens, was a 17th and 18th century French clergyman. He was Bishop of Amiens from 1733 to 1774.

He began his studies with the Jesuits in Avignon and continued studying at the University of Sapience in Rome. He began his ecclesiastical career as a theologian at the Carpentras diocese before becoming the vicar general of the Archbishop of Arles Jacques II de Forbin-Janson, a position he held during the plague of 1720-1721. 

He took possession of the bishopric of Amiens on May 11, 1733, and was consecrated on July 4, 1734. 

François Hubert, Born 2 February 1744, in Abbeville (Somme); died 14 February 1809, in Paris. Student of Jacques Firmin Beauvarlet (1731-1797), he engraved portraits, genre scenes and military uniforms. 

Esnault & Rapilly. Print publishing partnership formed by Jacques Esnauts (1739-1812) and Michel Rapilly (1740-1797).

Sources : Benezit, dictionary of Artists; British Museum; Archives de France; Martial Levé, Louis-François-Gabriel d'Orléans de La Motte, évêque d'Amiens (1683-1774), Abbeville, éd. Charles Paillart, [1962]; Abbé Proyart, Vie de M. d'Orléans de La Motte évêque d'Amiens, Lille, L. Lefort, 1849.

Artist: François Hubert (1744-1809).
Medium: Line engraving.
Condition: Very good condition.
Dimensions: 20 x 14.5 cm / 8 x 5 ¾ in. (sheet) 15 x 10 cm. / 6 x 4 in. (image).
Frame: 34.5 x 29.5 cm / 13 ½ x 11 ½ in. Gilt wood, acid-free matting and glass.
Origin: France.


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