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Prost, Bernard

    Full Name: Prost, Bernard

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1849

    Date Died: 1905

    Place Born: Clairvaux, Grand Est, France

    Place Died: Paris, Île-de-France, France

    Home Country/ies: France

    Career(s): archivists


    Historian and archivist of the arts of Dijion. Between 1871 and 1880, Prost worked as an archivist in the Jura region. He became the inspector general of all libraries, scientific museums, and archives in 1896, where he converted his notes and research into historical books and articles focusing on obscure artists, including Félix Trutat (1824-48). Prost used tax records to document Trutat’s existence, and one of his paintings now hangs in the Louvre. In 1898, Prost published Inventaires et extraits des comptes des ducs de Bourgogne, a collection of the archives of the Burgundian dukes. He died after publishing the first volume, and his nephew completed the second volume after his death.


    The Dictionary of Art

    Contributors: LaNitra Michele Walker


    LaNitra Michele Walker. "Prost, Bernard." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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