Emil Braun

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Braun portrayed by an unknown artist, around 1840/45; including Braun's signature
Braun's grave on the Cimitero acattolico in Rome.

August Emil Braun (born April 19, 1809 in Gotha , † September 12, 1856 in Rome ) was a German classical archaeologist .

Braun, son of a ducal forest master, studied archeology and philosophy in Göttingen after attending the Ernestinum Gymnasium in Gotha , then enjoyed practical training as an archaeologist in Göttingen, Munich and Dresden in 1832 and went to Berlin in 1833 , where he met Eduard Gerhard in Rome followed. There he was employed in the same year at the Institute for Archaeological Correspondence, first as a librarian and soon afterwards as a secretary . In 1834 Braun took over the editing of the Bulletino , in 1837 that of the annali of this institute.

Braun later set up a galvanoplastic workshop in the institute . He made a large number of casts of important works of art for the Glass Palace in Sydenham .

Fonts (selection)

  • Il giudiziodi Paride . Paris 1838
  • The art performances of the winged Dionysius . Munich 1839
  • Day and Hercules and Minerva's holy wedding . Munich 1839
  • Ancient marble works . Leipzig 1843
  • The bowl of the Kodros . Berlin 1843
  • Two decades of ancient marble works . 1843
  • Twelve bas-reliefs of Greek invention from Palazzo Spada, the Capitoline Museum and Villa Albani, ed. by the Institute for Archaeological Correspondence, Rome 1845.
  • The Ficoronic Cyst . Leipzig 1850
  • Greek doctrine of gods . 2 vols. Gotha 1850–1854
  • The preschool of art mythology . Gotha 1854
  • The ruins and museums of Rome . Braunschweig 1853. (The best guide for visitors to Rome at the time.)


Web links

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