Adolphe Brune

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Gabriel Jean Joseph Molitor, portrait from 1834, now at the Palace of Versailles.

Adolphe Brune, was a French artist born in Paris in 1802 and painted religious subjects, portraits, still life, and mural compositions.[1] He studied under Gros, and made his debut at the Salon in 1833 with an 'Adoration of the Magi.' He was subsequently employed on various public buildings. He decorated the 'Salle des Séances' of the Senate in the Luxembourg, and the ceiling of the Bibliothèque of the Louvre. Brune died in 1880.

Michel Ney, portrait from 1834, now at the Palace of Versailles.


He has three tables in the hall of the palace of the Senate (1861), the ceiling of the new library at the Louvre (1861), the painting of the chapel of St. Catherine in the Saint-Roch church in Paris and in the galleries of Versailles, the portraits of Louis XII, of Charles IX, of Claude Annebaut, Paul de la Barthe, of Ney.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Adolphe Brune". Musees Midi-Pyrenees. Retrieved 15 March 2012.


  • Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBryan, Michael (1886). "Brune, Adolphe". In Graves, Robert Edmund (ed.). Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons.