29 pen drawings A. Brown Cruise Norway Medjed newspaper The 1897 Yacht

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Book album including 29 pen drawings signed Alexandre Brun *, made to serve as illustrations to the Journal Le Yacht ** for the story of the Steam Yacht le Medjé cruise in the Norwegian Fjords in 1897.

This album is in good condition. The drawings are numbered and annotated below (with page number provided in the Journal). All drawings are photographed in this ad.

A report: tiny tears at the junction of pages and binding (pages glued to the center, see last photo), some small spots and yellowing on the paper, look at the photos.

* Alexandre Brun (1853-1941):

Born in Marseille in 1853, Alexandre Brun devotes himself very early to painting and settles in Paris where he follows the artsitic teaching of Alexandre Cabanel and Carolus-Duran. His first works presented at the Salons of 1879 and 1880 are influenced by his hometown and the Mediterranean atmosphere. He then exhibited very regularly at the Salon of French Artists of 1882 in 1895, making the sea, in all its aspects, his main theme of inspiration. In addition to coastal landscapes, beach scenes, waves effects, boats in sea, Alexander Brown is interested in maritime news, he proposes at the Salon of 1891 the painting entitled "Mr. Carnot President of the Republic embarking aboard the Formidable, Tpulon April 20, 1890". The success of this painting commits him to collaborate as an illustrator with ublications like The Yacht, the Illustration and the Illustrated World. During the Great War, Alexandre Brun and his people settle in Ker brown, their house of the peninsula of Quiberon. After a few new participations at the Salon in 1920 and 1921, the painter retired to Marseille, Malmousque, always with the sea for horizon. (Marjolaine Mourot, General Curator of Heritage)

** The Yacht:

was founded in 1878 by Raoul Vuillaume and some passionate boating enthusiasts. It was a daring enterprise, the editorial staff was all passionate and not a single member was a journalist by profession. Among the newspaper's contributors are Gustave Caillebotte, a great lover of yachting. The Yacht appears every Saturday, in the same format - eight pages, on three columns - which embrace all maritime issues: navy, navy trade, architecture, naval, steam engines, regattas (announcements and results), etc. . The newspaper will be expanded to 12 pages beginning in 1879. The newspaper is published until 1968.

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  • Dimensions 26,7 cm x 32,7 cm