Bruyas, Alfred

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Bruyas, Alfred Gender: M
Jacques Louis Bruyas
born on 15 August 1821 at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )
Place Montpellier, France, 43n36, 3e53
Timezone LMT m3e53 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 22°07' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 15°52 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 06°30'

Alfred Bruyas (Portrait by Gustave Courbet, 1854)


French art collector and a personal friend of many important artists of his time, among them Gustave Courbet. He donated his collection to the Musée Fabre, in Montpellier.

He was the son of a wealthy banker in Montpellier. His interest in art was clear even at school. In 1840 he studied at the studio of Charles Matet, however he soon recognized the limits of his own talents and shifted his focus to the promotion and collection of contemporary art.

From 1849 to 1854 he spent most of his time in Paris. There he collected work by Louis Hector Allemand, Camille Corot, Thomas Couture, Eugène Delacroix, Narcisse Diaz de Peña, Adrien Guignet, Adolphe Hervier, Prosper Marilhat, Edouard-Antoine Marsal, Jean-François Millet, Théodore Rousseau, Philippe-Joseph Tassaert, Marcel Verdier and Constant Troyon, but above all the work of Gustave Courbet.

He died on 1 January 1877.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth certificate in the online Hérault archives, image 174/323, accessed 8 March 2016.


  • Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Collector (Art)