LEGRAND, JACQUES-GUILLAUME, a French architect and a writer on subjects of architecture, was born at Paris May 9th, 1753. When studying in the )tole des Ponta et Chaussees he attracted the notice of Perronet, and was, while yet very young, entrusted with the execution of the bridge at Tours. His taste however disposed him Far more to architecture than to engineering, and he accordingly placed himself under Blondel, and after his death pursued his studies under Clerisseau, who, esteeming his character no less than his talents, bestowed his daughter upon him in marriage. With Manes, his Friend and his professional associate iu most of his works, he made a tour through Italy, and was preparing to investigate the remains of art in Magna Grmcia, when he was recalled home by the government. From that period he was employed during nearly twenty years in restoring several public edifices and erecting others. One of his most noted works, which he executed in conjunction with :Relines, was the timber cupola of the Halle aux Bleds. The Th6atre Feydean, the
restoration of the Fontaine dos Innocens, of the Halle aux Draps, Ind of the interior of the Hotel Marbeeuf, besides a number of designs Or private individuals, were executed by him. He had been appointed ,o conduct the repairs of the abbey of St. Denis, and had removed to hat place for the purpose of giving his undivided attention to the works, just before his death, which happened November 10th, 1806. Among his writings are the text to the 'Edifices do Paris,' and the Galeria Antique,' and to many of the architectural subjects, in the ' Annalse du Moshe;' also the architectural portion of Camas's ' Voyage Pittoresque d'Istrie; and that of Phenicie;' and an octavo volume to accompany Durand's Parallble &Edifices.' This last was merely the sketch of a more complete and detailed history of archi tecture, which, had he lived to execute it as he had proposed, would have extended to thirty volumes.