28 - 29 June 2005
A PAIR OF FRENCH PATINATED BRONZE PORTRAIT BUSTS OF CLERGYMEN
Depicting cardinal-archbishop Jean-Baptiste De Belloy and Pope Pius VII, inscribed on the seperatly cast base J.B. Debelloy and PIE VII
30 cm. high (2)
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In 1801 Napoleon appointed De Belloy archbishop of Paris. Four years later, on the instigation of Napoleon, de Belloy was ordained cardinal by Pius VII, in a consistory held in Paris, on the first of February, 1805.
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