Art & Architecture
LEBRUN, NAPOLEON EUGENE CHARLES HENRY. 1821-1901.
Group of 8 architectural drawings, pen and ink, pencil, and 1 with watercolor, on paper, approximately 450 x 560 to 375 x 335 mm, 3 of which are signed, 1868 [and later], a few with small stains, a few with creases, one some horizontal tears near lower margin, generally very good. Framed (unexamined out of frame).
Napoleon LeBrun was an American architect best known for his work in Philadelphia such as St. Augustine's Church on Fourth Street and the Cathedral-Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul on Logan Square and later for his work in New York including the Church of St. John the Baptist on West 31st Street. The plans and drawings in this lot include renderings of 2 different mansions, trial plans for a Summit, New Jersey mansion for Charles D. Fredericks (1823-1894?), 3 brownstone facades, and 2 examples of architectural details.