(1792-1867) French educational leader and philosopher. He was named to the council of public instruction and Councillor of State in 1830. In 1832, he was bestowed Peer of France, and in 1840 he accepted the position of Minister of Public Instruction, making him the national arbiter of education and philosophical matters.
Circa 1800's wet plate albumen photograph, 2 x 3 1/2, mounted to 6 x 9 1/2 album page. Excellent 2/3 seated view.