ROBERT-LEOPOLD LEPRINCE

September 20, 2019 9:07 am Published by

(Paris 1800 – 1847 Chartres)

The largely forgotten painter Robert Leopold Leprince was born into a family of artists that included his father Pierre and his better-known, though shorter-lived, elder brother Auguste-Xavier Leprince (1799-1826). Like Xavier, Leopold was principally a painter of landscape and genre. In 1822 he exhibited at the Paris Salon a ´Troubadour´ picture depicting the obscure subject of “Charlemagne, led astray while hunting, discovers the waters of Aix-a-Chapelle”. Shortly afterward, he is said (by C. Clement in 1867) to have painted the jockeys and the grass-covered ground in a horse-racing scene by his friend Théodore Gericault (Musée du Louvre, Paris, R.F. 365). Beginning in 1825, he exhibited a series of Swiss landscapes and paintings of Savoyards.

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