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Born Alexandre Jean Baptiste Brun in Marseille, France on November 3, 1853. Brun studied painting at Ecole des Beux-Arts in Paris. He was a marine painter and created illustrations for encyclopedias and books. Brun married Lucile Dutheil on May 4, 1886. They had three daughters. Brun died in Marseille on November 5, 1941.
Two paper-covered notebooks written in French comprising a treatise on perspective housed in a handmade envelope dated 1870. The notebooks were copied from the French work: Traité de perspective pratique pour dessiner d'apres nature by J. P. Thénot. In addition to the text, Brun copied all of the figures and drawings. Brun's pen-and-ink drawings have been adapted to his notebooks and have variations from those printed in Thénot's book.
Sold by Justin Croft Antiquarian Books (Faversham, England), 2018.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Donna Brandolisio
- Finding Aid Date
- Novembre 2018
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