His face looks like there’s a story to be told, which is the first thing I notice about the picture actually. Very strong facial features. Or it could be the very fine jacket and scarf that falls just right.
It is indeed the “immortel” Monsieur Fumaroli – here is a link to a page containing his profile from the Academie Francaise website. The photograph there is from his younger days – he looks very distinguished in his academicien attire.