Cornu, Sebastien Melchior (1804-70); French. Medium: oil on canvas. Date: 19th Century. Edgar Quinet (1803-75); French intellectual and historian; Professor at the College de France but suspended in 1846 for his anticlericalism; supporter of the principles of laicite in France; in exile from 1851 to 1870; Provenance: Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee Carnavalet, Paris, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.