Pierre-Herman Dosquet first moved to Rome in 1725 when he was sent to the city to be a procurator for the Paris Séminaire des Missions Étrangères. Very soon after his arrival in the city he was given the honorary title of Bishop of Samos in partibus, in which he acted as an assistant to the papal throne. However, his stay in Rome was brief; Dosquet departed Rome in 1729 for Canada, where he was appointed the fourth Bishop of Quebec. Dosquet spent several influential years as Bishop, or See of Quebec, before leaving Canada for good in 1739, when he returned to Europe and lived out the remainder of his days between Paris and Rome. He died in Paris in 1777. Ghezzi created another nearly identical caricature of Dosquet on 16 January 1727, which is now in the Vatican Library’s Ottoboniani Latini album, 3115, on page 35r, and inscribed ‘Il Padre Procuratore / Generale della Missione / di Francia fatto da’ me Cav. / Ghezzi a di 16 Gen[nar]o 1727’.