This large portrait of St. Francis de Sales (Savoy 1567 - Lyon 1622) (oil on caneva 131 cm / 96 cm and 151/116 cm with frame) made ??in the eighteenth century comefrom the diocese of Besancon.Theologian, Bishop of Geneva, St. Francis de Sales founded the Order of the Visitation.Influence within the Roman Catholic Church and the temporal power, he left many works, testimonies of his vision of life.Beatified in 1661 and canonized in 1665, he is the patron saint. of writers and journalists
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