Biography: From: Antiquities and Isalmic Art Auction, June 13, 2002, sale NO7812 [an auction cat.],(New York: Sotheby's, 2002), ref. p. 18, illus. p. 19, lot no. 0020.:
"The architect Émile-Pierre Bertone (1867-1931), who was awarded the Grand Prix de Rome, is known for his 1897 drawings of the temple of Baal-Schamin at Palmyra. He later became Architecte en chef du gouvernement and Inspecteur général de l'Enseignement artistique et des Musées."