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Auguste-Louis Lepère (France 1849-1918)

Auguste-Louis Lepère (Paris, November 30, 1849 – Domme, November 20, 1918) was a French painter and etcher. Auguste Lepère is also considered the leader in the creative revival of wood engraving in Europe.

At age thirteen, Auguste Louis Lepère began his artistic education in the Paris studio of the engraver, Smeeton. By the mid-1870s, Lepère had clearly emerged as one of the most renowned printmakers of his time.

Lepère focused mostly on daily life in both his etchings and wood engravings. He is now renowned for his innovations, such as the use of colored paper, or the combining of etching and wood engraving on the same print. The last years of Auguste Lepère’s life were given almost exclusively to wood engraving. In total, his graphic oeuvre consists of over 150 etchings, over 200 wood engravings and 14 lithographs

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La Seine au Pont d’Austerlitz (The River Seine at the Austerlitz Bridge) La Seine au Pont d’Austerlitz (The River Seine at the Austerlitz Bridge)

Auguste Lepère French (1849-1918)

La Seine au Pont d’Austerlitz (The River Seine at the Austerlitz Bridge)

Wood engraving

Image: 6.5” x 10.5” with generous margins as issued.

Signed in the block, lower right

1887

Condition: A rich impression on tissue. One small area of loss at extreme margin edge, Lower left. This is well away from the image itself. Very Good

Auguste Lepère French (1849-1918) La Seine au Pont d'Austerlitz dsc00580 dsc00581 dsc00583

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