"Emmanuel Brune (1836-1886) Column Of Taharqa, Karnak, Egypt, Lavis d'Encre"Emmanuel BRUNE (1836-1886) Column of Taharqa, Karnak, Egypt 26, 2 x 21 cm Pen and gray ink wash heightened with white gouache Annotated "Karnak" at the bottom left Emmanuel-Jules Brune is a French architect and designer . Born in Paris in 1836, he is the son of Christian Brune, professor of drawing at the École Polytechnique and of Aimée Pagès-Brune, artist-painter. Admitted to the École Polytechnique in 1854, he entered the studio of Charles-Auguste Questel at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1858, and in 1863 won the first grand prize in Rome for a "staircase project for sovereigns" " A resident at the Villa Medici from 1864 to 1868, he visited Athens, Constantinople, Damascus, Palestine and Egypt. His fourth year shipment is a restoration project of the Baths of Diocletian in Rome that he will not complete. Back in France, he made a survey for the Historic Monuments Commission of medieval paintings in the church of Vic and the choir of the church in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon. Professor at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1871, he left an esteemed Construction Course. Architect of the Orleans Railway Company, he built several industrial buildings in Aubin in Aveyron, as well as a very large school for the children of railway workers.