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Artist: Eugène LePoittevin (French, 1806 - 1870)
Title: 'River in Holland'
Size: 49 x 83 cm (19,2 x 32,6 inch)
Signed: lower left;
Inventory no.: LPTV287
Price: € 24.000,-
Eugène Modeste Edmond Poittevin was born in Paris.
He was the pupil of Hersent and Xavier Le Prince. He made his debut at the ‘Salon‘ in 1831 and subsequently exhibited there a considerable number of seascapes which attracted notice.
He was a loyal supporter of the ‘Salons de Paris ‘until his death, and was
awarded medals in 1831, 1836,1848 and 1855.
He was a member of the ‘Academy ‘of Antwerp and Berlin.
He exhibited in Germany on several occasions, notably in Berlin and Dresden.
Lepoittevin was a dedicate painter who deserves a place among the Artists of the’ School of 1830’.
He tried his hand at every genre, but his best canvases are his seascapes and his scenes beside rivers.
As a lithographer he produced various works of note. Among these, too, his marine subjects are perhaps the best but he also did charming and lively
lithographs of Scenes from The Revolution of 1830 and Paris Scenes.
Apart from his canvases in museums, mention should be made of his Shepherd and the Sea in the Ministry of the Interior.
One can find his work in museums in ;
Abbeville, Amiens, Amsterdam,Angers,Auch,Avignon,Beauvais, Berlin,
Béziers,Best, Brussels, Cean, Camrai, Dieppe,Dijon,Epinal,Fécamp, Flers,
Kalingrad,La Rochelle,Leipzig,Liège, Lyon, Marseilles, Munich, Nantes,
Orléans, Paris, Rotterdam, Rouen and Versailles.
Benezit, Emmanuel, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs. ( Libraire Grund, Paris, 1976).