Notice Historique sur Vivant Denon.

France, Anatole 1844-1924.

Book ID: 33874


8vo. xii, publisher’s original wrappers, lightly faded, otherwise copy in good condition, published by P. Rouquette et Fils, Paris, 1890.


Dominique Vivant, Baron Denon (1747 – 1825) was a French artist, writer, diplomat, author, and archaeologist. He was appointed as the first Director of the Louvre museum by Napoleon after the Egyptian campaign of 1798–1801, and is commemorated in the Denon Wing of the modern museum. His two-volume Voyage dans la basse et la haute Egypte (“Journey in Lower and Upper Egypt”), 1802, was the foundation of modern Egyptology.

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