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Le Havre – The Artists – Leprince, Auguste-Xavier

This page forms part of a series of pages dedicated to the many artists who painted in Le Havre. A full list of all the artists with a link to their works can be found at the bottom of this page.

Auguste Xavier Leprince
Auguste Xavier Leprince

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Auguste-Xavier Leprince (1799 – 1826) was a French painter, drawer and engraver, best known for his paintings of agrarian scenes. His father, Anne Pierre Leprince, was a painter and a lithographer. His brothers, Leopold Leprince and Gustave Leprince, were also painters.

He painted Parisian street scenes and landscapes. He also did paintings depicting the farming life in rural France. For example, his 1822 painting La moisson showed labourers harvesting a field. His 1823 painting, “Embarquement des bestiaux sur le Passager dans le port de Honfleur” (Embarkation of Cattle on the Passager at the Port of Honfleur), became emblematic of the cattle paintings of that era. It once belonged to Charles X and is currently in the Louvre.

The landscape painter Eugene Lepoittevin was one of his students.

Click here to read Leprince’s full bio on Wikipedia.

We found only one of his paintings of Le Havre

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1825 - Xavier Leprince - A View of the Coast at Le Havre by La Heve
1825 – Xavier Leprince – A View of the Coast at Le Havre by La Heve

Leprince painted in the following places in France (a link “” to those cities will appear below when published):

Here are the painters/artists who painted in Le Havre (a “*” indicates that the artist did not worked directly in Le Havre itself, instead worked closeby, a link “” to the artist’s works will appear below when published):

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