French School, (18th century); French. Medium: pastel. Date: 18th Century. Abbe Claude Fauchet (1744-93); French revolutionary; priest and bishop; participated in attack on Bastille and blessed the tricolore flag; helped to reorganise the Church; Bishop of Calvados; opposed execution of Louis XVI; accused of complicity with Charlotte Corday; sent to guillotine on 31st October, 1793; Provenance: Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee Carnavalet, Paris, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.