Clergyman #1

Jean-Baptiste Du Hamel (11/6/1623-1706/8?) seems a likely candidate for this clergyman who stands in front of the group of scientists. As secretary of the newly formed Académie and chaplain of the king, he seems the right person for this location in the painting. He seems also to have the right age (43) at the time of the event.

Du Hamels absence april 1668 - early 1670