Curator at the musée de Versailles; gave lessons on the great art collections of the 17th and 18th centuries (in the tradition of Edmond Bonnafé) and at the Ecole du Louvre. His students (though not particularly inspired by him) included Charles Sterling. He was part of a group of scholars centered around Louis-Charles-Léon Courajod, including Paul Vitry, Jean Joseph Marie Anatole Marquet de Vasselot, and Raymond Koechlin.
- Brière, Gaston & Brière-Misme, Clotilde (19e siècle - 20e siècle) - fonds, Institut national d'histoire de l'art. https://agorha.inha.fr/inhaprod/ark:/54721/0056487.