Lépine, account

Impressionism, a historical reconstruction:

Stanislas Lépine

(1835-1892)

Account

of his exhibited paintings

 

 

Introduction:
On this page you will find an account of what art-works Lépine has exhibited at the 1st ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1874 and at the Salon. The identification is very hard, because Lépine hardly dated his paintings. For general information on Stanislas Lépine and the used sources see main page. See also the topographical overview.

 

The first ‘impressionist’ exposition 1874:

  • catalogue numbers 81-83
  • in total Stanislas Lépine exhibited 3 works, all oil paintings
    • 3x indication of place
    • 0x indication of time, season or weather
    • 0x a study
    • 3x loans (appartient à…).
  • See for the suggestions of Dayez / Adhémar (R87,p240/1), Moffett (R2,p121+129+69) and Berson (R90II,p8/9+23)
  • See link for the pictures.

Reviews:
Burty (1874/04/25) ‘The more moderate and no less valiant works of Messrs. Colin, Rouart, Boudin, Lépine, Ottin fils or de Nittis, the watercolours of Mr. Lepic, show how much is to be expected from this school. (R87,p262)
Etienne Carjat (1874/04/27) reviewed: ‘We cannot praise Mr. Lépine enough for his Bords de la Seine, a masterpiece of blond and transparent light. The Rue Cortot is an admirable thing that Corot and Daubigny would envy. What charms us about Mr. Lépine’s talent is that, while painting truthfully, he has managed to remain distinct.’ (R90I,p14)
Ernest Chesnau (1874/05/07) reviewed: ‘To have invited to participate in this exhibition certain painters who are at the extreme end of the latest banalities of the official Salons, and even artists of undeniable talent, but acting in ways that differ from their own, such as the misters de Nittis, Boudin, Bracquemond, Brandon, Lépine, Gustave Colin, this is a major error of both logic and tactics.’ (R87,p268/9;R89,p31;R22I,p107)

Catalogue 1874: (R2,p121;R90I,p6;R87,p240;iR1)

1IE-1874-81, Le Canal Saint-Denis; appartient à  M. Sporck
Adhémar suggests as perhaps: Le canal Saint-Denis; old Loncle collection (R87,p240), Moffett follows (R2,p121), Berson leaves this work unidentified (R90II,p8), so does Couper, who also mentions that the collector Sporck is unknown (aR4,p20). Berson refers to a review of Leroy, who suggests this work is less chocking than that of Monet and Pissarro and he calls it ‘fine of tones’ (R90I,p25;R1,p320). The picture Adhémar renders is quite vague and I couldn’t find a better one, but it seems to depict the same scene as CR497 that is titled ‘La Seine devant Saint-Denis’. I will render the suggestion of Adhémar to compare. As an uncertain option I render a work that is dated later: 1876-82ca, Canal Saint-Denis, 39×56, A2011/02/09 (iR14;iR11).

1IE-1874-82, La rue Cortot; appartient à  M. Brullé
Moffett, Berson and Dayez don’t render a suggestion, nor does Couper, who also mentions that the collector Sporck is unknown (aR4,p20).  Berson refers to Carjat, Lepelletier and de Lora (R90II,p8). The review of Lepelletier and De Lora is partly identical: ‘Among the (most excellent) landscapes, we mention a view of La rue Cortot, leading towards Montmartre‘ (R87,p257;R90I,p24+27). Carjat reviewed: ‘The Rue Cortot is an admirable thing that Corot and Daubigny would envy.’ (R90I,p14). As an uncertain option I render: 18xx, Montmartre, la rue Cortot, 55×38, A2011/10/12 (iR11;iR15). The most roads that Lépine depicted of Montmartre have the names of the streets. Probably Lépine also depicted the Rue Cortot the year before at the Salon: S1873-943, Une rue de Montmartre; effet de neige.

1IE-1874-83, Bords de la Seine; appartient à  M.M…
According to Adhémar, Moffett and Berson perhaps 1869, SDbr, Banks of the Seine (paysage), 30×59, Orsay (iR10;R2,p129;R90II,p8+23;R87,p240;R3,p68;R21,p110). Moffett adds that Lépine has made many of this sort of paintings during the 1860s and 1870s, so specific identification is impossible. Note: Joconde doesn’t affirm this suggestion (iR23). Couper leaves the work unidentified (aR4,p20). De Montifaud (1874/05/01) reviewed: ‘Les bords de la Seine had lustrous / shiny waves that are a little cold, but of a fine colour harmony, tending to green. Houses with gray roofs and white facades rise from the bank. The river, marbled by shadows near the banks, lightens toward the middle and flows quietly on its way. Lépine’s palette has a healthy and peaceful quality to which the freshness of the trickling waters miraged by the grasslands must be appropriate, rather than the expression “from the Scamander to the impetuous waves.” ‘ (R90I,p30;R2,p129;R87,p264).  Castagnary (1874/04/29) reviewed ‘his finely handled Bords de la Seine…’ (R2,p129;R87,p264). Leroy (1874/04/25) described it as having ‘fine tones’ (R87,p260). Carjat (1874/04/27) reviewed: ‘a masterpiece of blond and transparent light.’ (R90I,p14). The description of De Montifaud fits quite well the suggested work from the Musée d’Orsay, so I will render it too. As a second uncertain option I render: 18xx, CR352, Banks of the Seine near Paris, 26×52, A2020/05/29 (iR15), this is one of the few works that also fits the Montifaud description, still I think the Orsay painting fits it better.

 

 

Stanislas Lépine at the Salon:
The Salon database (iR1) indicates that Stanislas Lépine was born in Caen (Calvados). He is called a pupil of Corot.
1859-69: He lives Chaussée Clignancourt, 20 (Montmartre).
1870-73: He lived at rue des Rosiers, 12.
1874-86: He lived at rue de la Fontenelle, 40 (Montmartre).
1888-91: He lived at rue Milton, 38, Paris.
See link for the pictures.

Note: There also is a Joseph Lépine (1867-1943) who exhibited at the Salon 1897 onwards and at the Salon des Indépendants and the Salon d’Automne. 1900 onwards he painted in a pointillist style (R9,p468/9). Maybe he owned a painting of Signac (R106,CR269).

 

S1859-1953, Port de Caen; effet de clair de lune
His debut (R9;R88II,p388). He was hardly noticed (R16). Jean Bouret called it a large painting, but also wrongly called it ‘Les berges de la Seine’ (aR4,p18).

S1861-R
Lépine was rejected (R88II,p388)

S1863-1187, Le pont des Invalides .
This work strongly recalls some scenes of Corot (aR2). I couldn’t find one picture depicting the Pont des Invalides.

S1864-1202, Paysage à l’île Saint-Ouen .
As a very uncertain option I render: 18xx, La Seine à Saint-Ouen, 27×41, MBA Reims (iR23) from the former collections of Guyotin and  Vasnier. The small size makes it quite unlikely that this work was exhibited at the Salon, than it is just to compare.

S1864-1203, Chevaux de trait
Eng.: Draft horses; Nl.: Trekpaarden. To compare I render a detail from: 1862, CR32, SDbc, La Seine près du pont de la Concorde, 45×75, A2022/03/24 (iR14;R208,no32), former Lévy collection.

S1865-1337, Le pont de Bercy .
I render as an uncertain option: 18xx, CR333, La Seine à Bercy, 17×33, A2021/12/08 (iR14) This work was aunctioned at Hôtel Drouot 1874/02/11, no.4 and part of the Watelin and Henri Rouart collection, but I can’t find it in the 1912 catalogue (R45).

S1866-1212, Le bord de la Seine, à Bercy .
I render as an uncertain option: 18xx, CR339, La Seine au Quai de Bercy, 19×34, A2021/12/08 (iR14;R45). It (later) was bought by Durand-Ruel and more later part of the Henri Rouart collection and was auctioned 1912/12/09-230, Les Bords de la Seine (R45).

S1866-1213, Vue prise au pont de la Concorde .
Maybe: 1862, CR101, SDbl, La Seine au Pont Solférino (vue prise du Pont de la Concorde), 46×81, A2019/11/13 (iR14). Maybe the same as: EU-C-1900-424, Le Pont Solfériono, vue prise au pont de la Concorde (à Mme Esnault-Pelterie).

S1867-954, La Seine près le pont d’Iéna .
I could find just one painting depicting the Jena bridge, which I will render as an uncertain option: 18xx, Seine with Jena-bridge, xx, Leipzig MFA (iR6;iR10;iR166)

S1868-1561, La Seine à Charenton .
This work was no.54 in the Hadengue-Sandras sale at Hôtel Drouot 1880/02/02-53; there is no additional info given (R240). Lépine depicted the Seine at Charenton several times. I render two uncertain options: 18xx, CR354, Banks of the Seine at Charenton (le point du jour), 25×52, A2020/05/29 (iR15) and: 18xx, CR358, The Seine at Charenton, 20×56, Axx (iR2;iR14).

S1868-1562, Le pont de l’Estacade, à Paris .
See also SdAF-1885-1561, Le pont de l’Estacade, à Paris. As an uncertain option I render: 18xx, CR124, The Seine at the Pont de la Tournel, on panel, 14×24, A2018/12/11 (iR15;R232+iR19). Part of the Hazard sale GP1919/12/01-164, Pont de l’Estacade (sold for 4000fr). Note: the angle and the style are different from the series he made between 1880-85, it was painted from the Quai Henri IV. therefor I give it as an option. On the other hand, this picture was made on panel and is quite small, that doesn’t make it likely that it was exhibited at the Salon. In that case I just render it to compare.

S1869-1506, La Seine devant Saint-Denis .
This work was part of the Ernest Hoschedé sale at Hôtel Drouot 1875/04/20, no.52 ‘La Seine devant Saint-Denis’ (40x90cm) and sold for 780fr: 1869ca, La Seine devant Saint-Denis, 40×90, MBA Reims (iR23;R240+iR40). Probably the same as: EU-C-1900-423, Vue sur la Seine (Musée de Reims).

S1869-1507, Le quai de la Râpée .
To compare I render a later work, that maybe is taken from the Quai de la Râpée: 1880ca, L’île de la Cité et l’île Saint-Louis, vues du pont d’Austerlitz, 52×84, Carnavalet (iR195;M8). Guillaumin also rendered the Quai de la Râpée and exhibited it in 1881.

S1870-1739, Prairie à Saint-Ouen .
As a very uncertain option I render: 1878ca, Country Road, 36×60, private (iR2).

S1872-1008, Le bord de l’eau, à Saint-Denis .
Eng.: The water edge at Saint-Denis. As a very uncertain option I render: 1875ca, The Seine at La Garenne Saint-Denis, 38×55, AMAA Oxford (iR2), the boys at the right are playing at the water edge.

S1873-943, Une rue de Montmartre; effet de neige .
I think the best option is: 1872-76ca, CR213, Montmartre, Rue Cortot, figures in the snow, 41×32, A2012/02/01 (iR2;iR15), this work was part of the former Henry Lerolle collection and was exhibited as no.61 in the retrospective at Durand-Ruel in 1892. A second more uncertain option is a work that is dated a bit later: 1876-79ca, CR235, Montmartre, la Rue du Mont-Cenis, effet de neige, 46×56, A2018/04/18 (iR11;iR15;iR2;iR6), this work was no.93 in the Charles Ricada sale at Hôtel Drouot 1893/03/20. A last option, made probably even later, is: 1878ca, CR262, Street in Montmartre, Snow Effect, 35×27, A2001/02/07 (iR2;iR15).

SdR-1873-342, Canal de Caen; effet de lune .
I render two uncertain options: 1872-76ca, Caen le Long de l’Orne, Cours Caffarelli, Effet de Lune, 46×55, Axx (iR2;iRx;iR14;iR1); and: 1872-76ca, Caen, le long de l’Orne, effet de lune (peint depuis le cours Caffarelli), 46×56, private (iR2;iR6;iR35;iR1).

S1874-1187, Le quai d’Ivry .
As an uncertain option I render: 18xx, La Seine à Ivry, près de Paris, 30×55, A2018/12/11 (iR15). See also: S1876-1300, Le quai d’Ivry, à Paris.

S1874-1188, L’île Saint-Denis .
As a very uncertain work I render: 1877-80ca, The Seine at Ile Saint-Denis, xx, private (iR2). Another option is: 18xx, The Seine at l’Ile Saint-Denis, 29×56, xx (iR2).

S1875-1347, Un lavoir aux environs de Caen .
Eng.: A washhouse near Caen. Now: 1872-73ca, CR263, Washhouse near Caen, 41×54, A2007/06/20 (iR15).

S1876-1299, Une rue à Caen, un jour de neige .
I know just one painting of a road in Caen under the snow: 18xx, Caen, La rue de Calix sous la neige, 42×54, A2022/02/21 (iR11;iR10). Lépine also depicted this road in: 1872-74ca, Caen, le rue de Calix, 46×55, A2016/07/12 (iR11;iR10).

S1876-1300, Le quai d’Ivry, à Paris .
As an uncertain option I render: 1873-77ca, CR433, The Pont National as Seen from Quai d’Ivry, Paris, 25×46, A2002/02/05 (iR2;iR15). Compare also: S1874-1187, Le quai d’Ivry.

S1877-1331, Les bords de la Seine, à Saint-Denis (Seine) .
Now: 1870-72ca, CR397, The Seine at la Garenne Saint-Denis, 78×151, A2003/02/04 (iR2;iR15;iR11;R240/iR40). This work was no.53 in the Hadengue-Sandras sale at Hôtel Drouot 1880/02/02.

S1877-1332, Le Pont-Marie, à Paris
Additional info: (see image). Now: 1876-77ca, CR62, La Seine au Pont Marie, 65×92, A2018/06/20 (iR2;iR14;iR1). In 1878 Lépine exhibited a smaller version in Bordeaux at the Société des amis des Arts: 1876-78ca, CR61, Banks of the Seine (the Pont Marie), 33×46, A2022/05/18 (iR14;iR15). Compare: SdAF-1882-1654, Le pont Marie, à Paris.

S1878-1417, Le petit bras de la Seine, au Pont-Neuf .
Maybe: 1875-79ca, The Pont Neuf, 23×33, NSM Pasadena (M43;iR10;iR6;iR35) or: 18xx, Les bords de la Seine (with the Pont Neuf), 39×56, Leeds AG (iR2).

S1878-1418, Le canal, à la Villette; effet de lune .
Compare: SdAF-1882-1653, Le canal à Paris; effet de lune. Lépine depicted this canal also in winter in daytime: 18xx, CR270, Le bassin de la Villete en hiver / Le Canal de l’Ourcq en hiver / L’église Saint-Christophe vue du quai de La Marne, 46×60, A2015/05/07 (iR11;iR14;iR2;R208,no270). The church of Saint-Christophe, better of Saint-Jacques Saint-Christophe, now has two towers near the entrance 8, Place de Bitche, in the neighbourhood of Villette in Paris. In front of this entrance is a park, Quare Serge Reggiani. On an old photo, these two towers are absent, in stead there is one tower at the back of the church (see link), where now is the ‘marché de Joinville’. This towers compares the tower that Lépine has depicted on several pictures. I render two uncertain options: 18xx, Bateaux sur le fleuve, clair de lune, 38×55, MBA Reims (iR23); and: 1876-80ca, Le Canal de l’Ourcq, l’Eglise Saint-Christophe, vue du Quai de la Marne, la nuit, 47×55, A2014/09/19 (iR10;iR41;iR11). There also is a smaller study: 1876-80ca, Le Canal de L’Ourcq, L’église Saint-Christophe vue du quai de La Marne, effet de lune, 24×33, A2011/02/09 (iR14;iR2).

S1879-1900, Un quai, à Paris .
As a very uncertain option I render: 18xx, Le quai aux fleurs et le pont d’Arcole, 32×46, MBA Reims (iR23).

 

Stanislas Lépine at the Salon de la Société des Artistes Français:

SdAF-1880-2291, Canal Saint-Denis; effet de lune ;
Additional info: H. 1m,14.- L. 1m,46. Probably now: 1876-79ca, Canal in Saint-Denis, Effect of Moonlight, 112×143, private (iR2) .

SdAF-1880-2292, Portrait de Mlle L… ;
Additional info: H. 1m,00.- L. 0m,70. I suppose this was a portrait of his daughter. I render 2 smaller paintings to compare: 1882-84ca, CR789, Portrait of Marie-Louise-Odile Lépine (in bust form), on panel, 24×14, A2021/06/11 (aR9;iR11;iR45;iR10); and a painting which maybe also depicts his daughter: 1878-80ca, CR797, Jeune fille en buste lisant, 25×20, A2021/06/11 (aR9;iR45;iR10;iR13).

SdAF-1882-1653, Le canal à Paris; effet de lune .
I render two uncertain options: 1876-82, The Ourcq Canal, Towpath, Moonlight, 38×55, A2007/12/11 (iR2;iR11); and: 1876-82ca, CR282, Le Canal de l’Ourcq, chemin de halage, effet de lune, 38×56, A2015/12/15 (iR11;iR15;R208,no282). This last work was bought by Durand-Ruel at the Manigaud sale at Hôtel Drouot 1898/01/21, no.44 (iR15).

SdAF-1882-1654, Le pont Marie, à Paris .
Compare: S1877-1332, Le Pont-Marie, à Paris. I couldn’t find a work made around 1882, so as a very uncertain option I render an older work: 1876-77ca, CR63, La Seine au Pont Marie, 29×48, A2021/07/14 (iR14), this was no.33 in the Galerie Bonnemaison sale at Hôtel Drouot 1896/04/29.

SdAF-1883-1494, La Seine au confluent de la Marne.
Maybe: 1876-80ca, CR437, Ivry-sur-Seine (Le Confluent avec la Marne), 36×61, A2013/02/06 (iR14;iR2)

SdAF-1884-1508, Le pont des Arts .
Lépine received a honorable mention (aR2;aR8). Probably: 1884ca, Le pont des Arts, vue du pont Royal, 85×155, Carnavalet Paris (iR195;M8) This work was bought in 1884 and in the depot of the Hôtel de Ville in 1885 (iR195;M8). This fact, the large size, the title and the date, make it a quite certain suggestion. There also is a smaller painting: 1878-83ca, Paris, le pont des Arts, 40×58, FB Toulouse (iR6;iR2;R3,p202).

SdAF-1885-1561, Le pont de l’Estacade, à Paris .
=EU-OdA-1889-905, Le pont de l’Estacade, à Paris, where he received a 1st class medal. The work exhitibed is now on an unknown place (R21,p279). Lépine made several studies for this larger work. One smaller work is described as: ‘In this small painting, Paris and the Seine are shown bathed in warm sunlight. Extending across the river in the middle ground is the small foot bridge, the “pont de l’Estacade,” which was erected in 1818, rebuilt on several occasions, and demolished in 1938. Slightly beyond is the Pont Sully, constructed in 1874-76, connecting the Ile Saint Louis with the Right Bank. The dome in the center of the picture is that of the church of St. Louis and St. Paul on the rue St. Antoine. The artist apparently painted the view from a quai near the Port-aux-Vins.’ (iR6). I found many paintings of Lépine depicting the Pont de l’Estacade, so also link, but none of these works are large. To compare I render: 1880ca, The Estacade Bridge, 32×46, WAM Baltimore (iR2;iR6;M48).

SdAF-1886-1462, Le port au vin, à Paris .
As an uncertain option I render: 1882-85ca, CR113, The Seine at pont Sully and le Quai Henri IV, 55×38, A2010/04/23 (iR2;iR14;iR11). Mostly the ‘wine harbour’ is located at the left bank of the Seine at the Quai de Sully, but this painting is made from the Quai Henri IV. It is clear there was a lot of activity with wine barrels, so maybe the wine harbour was located at both sides of the Seine. Compare also: 1867, La Seine au pont de la Tournelle vue du port au vin, 30×50, A2018/11/11 (iR11).

SdAF-1888-1609, Le Pont-Royal, à Paris
=EU-OdA-1889-906, Le Pont Royal, à Paris. There is a small study called: 1885-87ca, The Seine at Pont Royal, 15×24, private (iR2;iR10;cutlermiles.com), but here the Seine is quite small, so I assume it depicts one of the bridges connecting the Île Saint-Louis or the Île de la Cité. I couldn’t find a picture that depicts the Pont-Royal. In 1884 Lépine exhibited a work that was taken from the Pont-Royal and depicting the Pont des Arts.

SdAF-1888-1610, Le jardin des Tuileries .
As an uncertain option I render: 1880ca (1875-85ca), La place de la Concorde, vue de la terrasse des Tuileries, 26×34, Carnavalet (iR195;M8;iR23). Note: the Pont-Royal connects the Jardin des Tuileries.

??? SdAF-1888-x, La Seine près du Pont-Neuf 
Received a order. Worked on it from 1884-88. Used half-tones illuminated by transparent light. (R9)

SdAF-1889-1662, Le marché aux pommes, à Paris
Eng.: The apple market. 1884-88, location unknown. Lépine is awarded a third-class medal (R21,p279;aR2;aR8). Joconde states that the following work was exhibited: before 1885, Le marché aux Pommes (Saint-Gervais; Quai de L’Hotel-de-Ville), 35×27, Orsay (iR23), but the picture doesn’t depicted the market itself. It seems to me that the next work also was a study: 1884-88ca (18xx), The Seine with a view on the Panthéon, on wood, 22×27, MuMa Le Havre (iR23). Another study is: 1884-88, The Apple Market, Quai de Gesvres and Quai de l’Hotel de Ville, near the Pont d’Arcole, 16×25, private (iR2;iR6). An uncertain option is: 1875-85, CR10, The apple market, 47×66, AI Chicago (M20;iR6;aR5), also exhibited as no.33 at the retrospective at Durand-Ruel in 1892. But I think the best option is: 1884-88ca, The Bank in Front of the City Hall and the Apple Market (Quai de l’Hôtel de ville et le marché aux pommes), 113×169, Hiroshima Museum (iR10).

 

Stanislas Lépine at the Salon de la Société National des Beaux-Arts:

SNBA-1891-595, Sur la butte Montmartre
Eng.: On the Montmartre hill / mound / hillock. I don’t think that the many roads that Lépine depicted of Montmartre are options for this work with a clearly different tittle. There is a work with the same title made maybe around 1860: 1860?, La Butte Montmartre, 25×33, MBA Rennes (iR23), but it is very sketchy and also the early date, doesn’t make it a good option. Around the year before, Lépine made a small work of Montmartre: 1890ca, Montmartre, 27×29, AC Cardiff (iR2), but it is quite sketchy, so I don’t think it is a good option. As an uncertain option I render: 18xx, CR219, Les terrassiers (Ancien abreuvoir de Montmartre), 27×36, A2017/06/15 (iR14) This work was no.147, in the Alexis Rouart sale at Hôtel Drouot 1911/03/08. The view clearly depicts the hill of Montmartre.

SNBA-1891-596, Le canal à Caen
As a very uncertain option I render an earlier work: 1872-76ca, CR617, Bassin à Caen, effet de lune, 39×52, A2013/06/27 (iR2;iR14;iR11), this work was part of the collection of Gallery Durand-Ruel.

SNBA-1891-597, Le pont de Ville-Neuve-la-Garenne
(Appartient à M. Charles Ricada). As an uncertain option I render: 18xx, Le Pont de Villeneuve-la-Garenne, 38×55, MM Sens (iR23). Joconde indicates it was in the Marrey collection (iR23). No such title is found in the postumous auction of the Charles Ricada collection at Hôtel Drouot 1893/03/20 ((R240/iR40).

SNBA-1891-598, Bords de la Seine, île Saint-Denis
(Appartient à M. Lutz). As a very uncertain suggestion I render: 18xx, CR497, La Seine devant Saint-Denis, 60×114, A2018/05/22 (iR11;iR14). This work looks much like the one he exhibited in 1869. Maybe he made a variation of that work as a commission for M. Lutz. There also is a small study known: 18xx, La Seine à l’Île Saint-Denis, 20×38, A20161115 (iR11),

SNBA-1891-599, Port Labriche
(Appartient à M. Durand-Ruel). In a necrology this work was called Le Pont Labriche (aR8). I couldn’t find anything that comes near. Nor could I find any information on Google maps, nor via Google search.

 

Stanislas Lépine at the Exposition Universelle:

1889: Exposition Universelle d’Oeuvres d’Art:

EU-OdA-1889-905, Le pont de l’Estacade, à Paris
1884, location unknown (R21). Exhibited at the Salon of 1885 (R231/iR40). Received a first class medal (aR2;R21,p279;aR8).

EU-OdA-1889-906, Le Pont Royal, à Paris
before 1888, location unknown (R21). Exhibited at the Salon of 1888 (R231/iR40). Received a first class medal (aR2;R21,p279;aR8).

1900: Exposition Universelle, Centennale de l’Art français de 1800 à 1899 (R231/iR40)

EU-C-1900-423, Vue sur la Seine (Musée de Reims)
Now: 1869ca, La Seine devant Saint-Denis, 40×90, MBA Reims (iR23;iR1;R240;R231;iR40;M190).  The Musée des Beaux-Arts in Reims indicates there is a note on the back saying ‘Exposition Centennale 1900’. This is probably the same as: S1869-1506, La Seine devant Saint-Denis.

EU-C-1900-424, Le Pont Solfériono, vue prise au pont de la Concorde (à Mme Esnault-Pelterie)
Maybe: 1862, CR101, SDbl, La Seine au Pont Solférino (vue prise du Pont de la Concorde), 46×81, A2019/11/13 (iR14;iR1;R208,no101). This work was maybe exhibited as S1866-1213, Vue prise au pont de la Concorde.

EU-C-1900-425, Le Port d’Audierne (à M. Viau)
La Port d’Audierne lies in the utter south-west of the Brittany Peninsula. I don’t know any picture made here by Lépine. This work was as no.36 part of the George Viau sale at Durand-Ruel 1907/03/02-04. Additional info: 24x34cm, signed left. It is decribed as: ‘To the right, a fishing sloop and a schooner with careened sails are at anchor in front of the harbour. On the left and in the foreground, a few piles emerge from the water. Further on, the houses of the town and the quay where several fishing boats are moored. In the background, the steep hills that shelter the port and its approaches.’ (Nl.: Rechts liggen een visserssloep en een schoener met gespreide zeilen voor anker voor de haven. Links en op de voorgrond komen enkele palen uit het water tevoorschijn. Verderop staan de huizen van het stadje en de kade waar verschillende vissersboten liggen. Op de achtergrond, de steile heuvels die de haven en de toegangswegen beschutten.) (iR261;R244). I couldn’t find a work that fits these descriptions. The next work comes most close: 1859, SDbr, Caen, start of the Saint-Pierre basin, xx, xx (aR11).

 

 

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