Charles Guillaume Alexandre Bourgeois

Charles Guillaume Alexandre Bourgeois (16 December 1759 – 7 May 1832) was a French physicist and painter.

As a painter, he's known by his gray camaïeux; some of his portraits are in the Musée du Louvre.

As a physicist, he was an important optician. His two main works are:

  • Leçons expérimentales d'optique sur la lumière et les couleurs destinées à rétablir dans leur intégrité les faits dénaturés par Newton (1816–1817)
  • Manuel d'optique expérimentale à l'usage des artistes et des physiciens (1821).
  • Maria Letizia Ramolino.
  • Jean Gaspard Vence, French privateer and Admiral (Musée du Louvre).
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Name Bourgeois, Charles Guillaume Alexandre
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Short description French painter
Date of birth 1759
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Date of death 1832
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