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Stanislas Lépine (1835-1892)



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. For general information on Stanislas Lépine and the used sources see main page. For the pictures -/- see.


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)

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)

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). 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).

1IE-1874-82, La rue Cortot; appartient à  M. Brullé
Moffett, Berson and Dayez don’t render a suggestion. 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)

1IE-1874-83, Bords de la Seine; appartient à  M.M…
According to Adhémar, Moffett and Berson perhaps 1869, Bords de Seine, 30×59, musée Orsay (R2,p129;R87;R90II,p8+23). Moffett adds that Lépine has made many of this sort of paintings during the 1860s and 1870s, so specific identification is impossible. De Montifaud (1874/05/01) reviews: ‘Les bords de la Seine had lustrous 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…’ (R2,p129;R87,p264).  Castagnary (1874/04/29) reviews ‘his finely handled Bords de la Seine…’ (R2,p129;R87,p264). Leroy (1874/04/25) describes it as having ‘fine tones’ (R87,p260). Carjat (1874/04/27) reviewed: ‘a masterpiece of blond and transparent light.’ (R90I,p14).



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.
1870-73: He lives at rue des Rosiers, 12 (Montmartre).
1874-86: He lives at rue de la Fontenelle, 40 (Montmartre).
Lépine probably also exhibited at the Salon in 1859, 1887/ 88/ 89 and 97 and at the SNBA in 1891/ 97/ 98/ 1902.

S1859-1953, Port de Caen; effet de clair de lune
His debut (R9;R88II,p388). He was hardly noticed (R16).

Lépine was rejected (R88II,p388)

S1863-1187, Le pont des Invalides .
This work strongly recalls some scenes of Corot (aR2).

S1864-1202, Paysage à l’île Saint-Ouen .

S1864-1203, Chevaux de trait

S1865-1337, Le pont de Bercy .

S1866-1212, Le bord de la Seine, à Bercy .

S1866-1213, Vue prise au pont de la Concorde .

S1867-954, La Seine près le pont d’Iéna .

S1868-1561, La Seine à Charenton .

S1868-1562, Le pont de l’Estacade, à Paris .

S1869-1506, La Seine devant Saint-Denis .

S1869-1507, Le quai de la Râpée .

S1870-1739, Prairie à Saint-Ouen .

S1872-1008, Le bord de l’eau, à Saint-Denis .

S1873-943, Une rue de Montmartre ; effet de neige .

S1874-1187, Le quai d’Ivry .

S1874-1188, L’île Saint-Denis .

S1875-1347, Un lavoir aux environs de Caen .

S1876-1299, Une rue à Caen, un jour de neige .

S1876-1300, Le quai d’Ivry, à Paris .

S1877-1331, Les bords de la Seine, à Saint-Denis (Seine) .

S1877-1332, Le Pont-Marie, à Paris
Additional info: (see image). Eng.:

S1878-1417, Le petit bras de la Seine, au Pont-Neuf .

S1878-1418, Le canal, à la Villette ; effet de lune .

S1879-1900, Un quai, à Paris .


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. Eng.:

SdAF-1880-2292, Portrait de Mlle L… ;
Additional info: H. 1m,00.- L. 0m,70. Eng.:

SdAF-1882-1653, Le canal à Paris ; effet de lune .

SdAF-1882-1654, Le pont Marie, à Paris .

SdAF-1883-1494, La Seine au confluent de la Marne .

SdAF-1884-1508, Le pont des Arts .
Eng.: Lépine received a honorable mention (aR2).

SdAF-1885-1561, Le pont de l’Estacade, à Paris .
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).

SdAF-1886-1462, Le port au vin, à Paris .

SdAF-1888-1609, Le Pont-Royal, à Paris

SdAF-1888-1610, Le 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

SdAF-1889-x, The apple market
1884-88, location unknown. Lépine is awarded a third-class medal (R21;aR2).


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).

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).


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

SNBA-1891-595, Sur la butte Montmartre

SNBA-1891-596, Le canal à Caen

SNBA-1891-597, Le pont de Ville-Neuve-la-Garenne
(Appartient à M. Charles Ricada)

SNBA-1891-598, Bords de la Seine, île Saint-Denis
(Appartient à M. Lutz)

SNBA-1891-599, Port Labriche
(Appartient à M. Durand-Ruel)



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