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Cahiers de perspective de Alexandre Brun

Ms. Codex 1971

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Brun, Alexandre, active 19th century
Creator:
Thénot, J. P., (Jean Pierre), 1803-1857
Title:
Cahiers de perspective de Alexandre Brun
Date:
1870
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1971
Extent:
2 volumes (+ 1 envelope)
Language:
French
Language Note:
In French.
Abstract:
Two notebooks dated 1870 written in French by Alexandre Brun comprising a treatise on perspective with several figures and drawings.
Cite as:
Ms. Codex 1971, Cahiers de perspective de Alexandre Brun, 1870, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

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.

Scope and Contents

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.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  Novembre 2018

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Access Restrictions

This codex is available for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Sold by Justin Croft Antiquarian Books (Faversham, England), 2018.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Codices
  • Drawings
  • Manuscripts, French--19th century
  • Treatises
Subject(s)
  • Perspective--Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.

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Collection Inventory

Volume-Number

Cahiers de perspective de Alexandre Brun, 1870.

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