BARRE Auguste et Albert (1811-1896 et 1818-1878).

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BARRE Auguste et Albert (1811-1896 et 1818-1878).
9 DRAWING BOOKS; 9 oblong in-12 (8 x 12 to 8.5 x 14.5 cm), cardboard, cloth or morocco covers, the books unevenly filled, mainly in graphite.
Archives of the BARRE Dynasty, the last general and independent engravers at the Paris Mint and in France with private status)
Sketchbooks and drawings of the two brothers, sculptors, designers, engravers and medalists. 3 notebooks of Auguste. - Group "1832 Mme Tremyn and her daughter", ornaments and decorative elements, heads of women and Ceres, project for a medal of the French Republic, sketches of orators (including Odilon Barrot), jewel... - Head of a pope, sketch of the statuette of Rachel, mother giving porridge to a child, embroidery, sword handles... - Vine leaves, loves, boat under construction, anvil and tools, pontifical emblems... 6 notebooks of Albert. - Autograph notes (historical scenes, recipe for hairspray), sketches of vignettes or paintings (antique or religious subjects, youth scene of Diderot, Jean-Jacques Rousseau...), imperial eagle, a woman in an interior, furniture... - Sketch of a woman with red chalk, plans of an apartment. - Brief notes on a trip to Italy (Amalfi coast, 1844); ancient heads and statues; signs of the zodiac; views of Paestum and Sorrento... - Notes from a trip to Ghent and Bruges, accounts (1847); subjects for a painting; an armchair; studies of heads and costumes; landscape; ornaments and decorative elements... - Views of Saint-Malo and rocks, sketches of Mont Saint-Michel... - Recipes for bronzing copper, soldering tin or steel, making "cheese glue" (3 photos of statues attached, including Princess Mathilde).
21 letters addressed to Albert BARRE, 1858-1880, by José de Araújo Ribeiro, A. Brochon (with other members of the Society for the Progress of Industrial Art), General Malherbe, Ch. Masset, Natalis Rondot (3), Jean-Louis Ruau, Henry Uhlhorn (3), F.G. Wagner jeune, Bronislaw Zaleski, etc.; the minute a.s. of a letter from Albert Barre to Hainol, director of the Munich Mint; plus the minute of a letter from his father Jean- Jacques Barre (and 4 letters to him addressed) 3
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