Louis Alexander Fagan

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Louis Alexander Fagan
Fagan.jpg
Louis Alexander Fagan by John Singer Sargent
Born 7 February 1845
Naples, Italy
Died 5 January 1903
Florence
Nationality Italian/British
Employer British Museum

Louis Alexander Fagan (7 February 1845 – 5 January 1903) was an Anglo-Italian writer. He worked in the Department of Prints and Drawings for the British Museum from 1869 to 1894.

Biography[edit]

Louis Alexander Fagan was born in 1845 in Naples, Italy. His grandfather was Robert Fagan[1]

He was the Keeper of Engravings at the British Museum from 1869 to 1894. In 1876 he wrote The Handbook to the Department[1]

On 5 Jan. 1903, he died in Florence. [2]

Family[edit]

On 8 November 1887, He married Caroline Frances Purves.[2]

Works[edit]

  • British Museum. Dept. of Prints and Drawings, Handbook to the Department of prints and drawings in the British museum (1876)
  • The life and correspondence of Sir Anthony Panizzi, K. C. B., late principal librarian of the British museum, senator of Italy, etc. (1881) in 2 vols. v.1 v.2
  • The Masters of Raffaello (1882)
  • Collector's marks (1883)
  • The Art of Michel'Angelo Buonarroti … in the British Museum (1883)
  • Raffaello Sanzio, his sonnet in the British museum: studied (1884)
  • A catalogue raisonné of the engraved works of William Woollett (1885)
  • 1836-1886. The Reform club: its founders and architect (1887)
  • The Engraved Works of William Faithorne (1888)
  • Mezzotint Engravings Relating to Ireland or to Irish Artists (1888)
  • An easy walk through the British museum, or, How to see it in a few hours (1891)
  • History of engraving in England, illustr. by 100 typical examples reprod. from rare prints in the British museum (1893)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Louis A. Fagan, List of donors, British Museum, accessed June 2010
  2. ^ a b  Owen, W. B. (1912). "Fagan, Louis Alexander". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography, 1912 supplement​. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 

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