Because of his arms filled withs papers, this probably is Charles Perrault
(12/1/1628, Paris--15/6 /5/1703, Paris): assistant to Colbert and in charge of royal buildings. His
later fame is based on his Mother Goose stories.
Charles was the younger brother of Claude Perrault (1613-1688) : physician and the designer of the
The building of the Observatoire started in 1667 and was finished in 1672.