Impressionism: a historical reconstruction
On this page you will find a topographical overview of the works made and exhibited by Stanislas Lépine, with links to the locations on Google maps (iR9). We start east of Paris, than along the Seine in Paris, other parts of Paris, places north and west of Paris, Normandy (including Caen) and other themes. See link for an account, for the pictures exhibited in 1874 and at the Salon. See for the used sources at the bottom of the main page about Stanislas Lépine.
East of Paris:
Ivry-sur-Seine and the confluant of the Marne and the Seine:
Just east of Paris on the left bank of the Seine lies Ivry-sur-Seine , here the Marne, coming from the east, flows in the Seine that is coming from the south and streams on to the west, to Paris and further more to Rouen and Le Havre. Lépine also depicted the Marne more to the east in Saint-Maurice, Créteil, Saint-Maur, Chennevières-sur-Marne, Bry-sur-Marne (see R208,CR389 + 392 + 440 + 441 + 450). South-East of Paris Lépine depicted the Forest of Fontainebleau.
S1874-1187, Le quai d’Ivry
S1876-1300, Le quai d’Ivry, à Paris
SdAF-1883-1494, La Seine au confluent de la Marne
Opposite of Ivry-sur-Seine at the right bank of the Seine lies Charenton-le-Pont.
S1868-1561, La Seine à Charenton
Paris, along the Seine from east to west:
We will make a trip along the Seine in Paris, starting in the east and heading to the west.
S1865-1337, Le pont de Bercy
S1866-1212, Le bord de la Seine, à Bercy
La Quai de la Rapée:
The Quai de la Rapée lies on the right bank of the Seine between the Pont de Bercy and the Pont d’Austerlitz. Guillaumin also rendered the Quai de la Râpée and exhibited it in 1881.
S1869-1507, Le quai de la Râpée
Pont de l’Estacade:
The Pont de L’Estacade was an ancient bridge for pedestrians that was destroyed in 1932 (iR4). It connected the right bank with the Île Saint-Louis and was located about the same spot as where now is the Pont de Sully (iR9). Mostly Lépine depicted in the distance the church of St. Louis and St. Paul (iR6). He made more than 10 paintings of this spot (M103), see also. Lépine also depicted the Pont de Sully that connected the Île Saint-Louis with the left bank (see CR107+113+114). Probably here the harbour ‘au Vin’ was located (see link), but maybe this was also located at the opposite bank of the Seine at the Quai Henri IV.
S1868-1562, Le pont de l’Estacade, à Paris
SdAF-1885-1561, Le pont de l’Estacade, à Paris
=EU-OdA-1889-905, Le pont de l’Estacade, à Paris
SdAF-1886-1462, Le port au vin, à Paris
The Pont Marie connects the the Quai des Célestins at the right bank with the Île Saint-Louis. At the other side the Pont de la Tournelle connects the Île Saint-Louis with the left bank of the Seine. Lépine also depicted this bridge several times. From 1870-73 Lépine lived at rue des Rosiers, 12 (in the 4th arrondissement), an 8 minutes walk from the Pont Marie.
S1877-1332, Le Pont-Marie, à Paris
SdAF-1882-1654, Le pont Marie, à Paris
The Pont d’Arcole connects the right bank with the Île de la Cité, with it’s Quai des fleurs, which Lépine also depicted. On the right bank you find the Quai de l’Hôtel de Ville and the Quai de Gesvres. Here Lépine depicted several times the Apple market.
S1879-1900, Un quai, à Paris
SdAF-1889-1662, Le marché aux pommes, à Paris
The Pont Saint-Michel connects the left bank with the Île de la Cité, with it’s Quai des Orfèvres.
Besançon-1880-539, La Seine au pont Saint-Michel à Paris; Effet de lune.
The Pont Neuf is the most west bridge that connects the left bank of the Seine (with the Quai de la Mégisserie and the Quai du Louvre) with the Île de la Cité and also the left bank with the Quai des Grands Augustins and the Quai de Conti. Lépine also depicted the Pont Saint-Michel that connects the right bank (with the Quai Saint-Michel and the Quai des Grands Augustins) with the Île de la Cité.
S1878-1417, Le petit bras de la Seine, au Pont-Neuf
SdAF-1884-1508, Le pont des Arts
The Pont Royal connects the Jardin des Tuilleries at the right bank with the Musée d’Orsay at the left bank. A bit to the east we see the Pont du Carrousel.
SdAF-1888-1609, Le Pont-Royal, à Paris
=EU-OdA-1889-906, Le Pont Royal, à Paris
Pont de la Concorde:
The Pont de la Concorde connects the Place de la Concorde at the right bank with the Quai d’Orsay at the left bank. Looking to the east we see the passerelle Léopold-Sédar-Senghor, a footbridge that connects the Jardin des Tuilleries at the right bank with the Musée d’Orsay at the left bank and was formerly known as the Pont de Solférino (iR3;iR9).
S1866-1213, Vue prise au pont de la Concorde
EU-C-1900-424, Le Pont Solfériono, vue prise au pont de la Concorde (à Mme Esnault-Pelterie)
Pont des Invalides:
The Pont des Invalides connects the 8th arrondissement at the right bank (with the Grand Palais) with the 7th arrondissement at the left bank (with the Esplanade des Invalides.
S1863-1187, Le pont des Invalides
The Pont d’Iéna is also called the Jena bridge and connects the Jardins de Trocadero at the right bank and the Eiffel Tower at the left bank. The Palais du Trocadéro was build in 1878 for the Exposition Universelle. It was partly demolished and rebuild as the Palais de Chaillot for the Exposition Universelle of 1937. (iR3) At several paintings of Lépine we can depict the Palais du Trocadéro. More west is the 16th arrondissement, also mentioned Passy. The Eiffel Tower was build for the Exposition Universelle of 1889 (iR3).
S1867-954, La Seine près le pont d’Iéna
Other parts of Paris:
Lépine also painted the Seine, the quais and canals (in Paris) without specifying the location. He also painted other parts like the Jardin des Tuileries, the neighbourhood of Vilette and Montmartre.
Lépine often depicted the quais along the Seine, mostly in Paris. Sometimes he also depicts draft horses on them.
S1864-1203, Chevaux de trait
S1879-1900, Un quai, à Paris
Lépine often depicted the Seine and it’s banks, mostly in Paris but also east or west of Paris.
1IE-1874-83, Bords de la Seine; appartient à M.M…
EU-C-1900-423, Vue sur la Seine (Musée de Reims)
Jardin des Tuileries:
The Jardin des Tuilleries lies
SdAF-1888-1610, Le jardin des Tuileries
Vilette is a neighbourhood north-east in Paris in the 19th arrondissement. Through it flows the Ourcq Canal. Along the Quai de l’Oise there is the church of Saint-Christophe. Lépine depicted it in winter viewing it from the opposite Quai de la Marne and also several times at moonlight. South of the Bassin de la Vilette starts the Canal Saint-Martin that Lépine also depicted (R208,CR300) and Sisley had depicted earlier (R129,CR16+17+35).
S1878-1418, Le canal, à la Villette; effet de lune
In some of the canals Lépine depicted the location wasn’t specified.
SdAF-1882-1653, Le canal à Paris; effet de lune
Lépine lived many years in Montmartre. From 1859-70 he lived at Chaussée Clignancourt, 20, (now: Rue de Clignancourt). From 1874-86/87 he lived at rue de la Fontenelle, 40 (Montmartre) (now: Rue du Chevalier-de-la-Barre) Paris, near the Sacré Coeur. From 1887/88-91 he lived at 38, Rue Milton, in the 9th arrondissement, a bit south of Montmartre. Probably in 1891 Lépine moved to 18, Rue de Clignancourt, at the east border of Montmartre in the 18th arrondissement, where he also would die 1892/09/28. In Montmartre Lépine depicted the Rue Cortot, just north-west of the Sacré-Coeur; the closeby Rue des Saules; the closeby Rue Saint-Vincent; more south-west he depicted the Rue Norvins. North of Montmartre in the 18th arrondissement, he depicted the Rue du Mont-Cenis. I couldn’t depict the Rue de la Fontinelle.
S1873-943, Une rue de Montmartre; effet de neige
1IE-1874-82, La rue Cortot; appartient à M. Brullé
SNBA-1891-595, Sur la butte Montmartre
West(-north) of Paris:
Lépine made most of his paintings in Paris. He also painted north of Paris in Saint-Denis and its surroundings, see below. There are a few paintings known he painted west of Paris. Just south-west of the 15th arrondissement he depicted Issy-les-Moulineaux; and just west in Meudon; and just west in Sèvres; and just north in Saint-Cloud; and just north in Suresnes the Mount Valérien, this lies opposite the Bois de Boulogne. Just west of the 17th arrondissement above the Bois de Boulogne, Lépine depicted Neuilly-sur-Seine. About 26km west of Paris Lépine depicted Poissy. A bit north he depicted the confluence of the Oise and the Seine at Conflans-Sainte-Honorine. About 60km west of Paris Lépine depicted Vétheuil; note: from 1878-81 Monet lived here; one work depicting the church of Vétheuil is dated 1878-84ca (R208,CR578).
Saint-Denis and surroundings:
Just north of the 18th arrondissement of Paris lies Saint-Ouen. Just north lies Saint-Denis. West of it lies Île Saint-Denis, which lies in the Seine. I suppose that the Île Saint-Ouen was the south part of the Île Saint-Denis or it was an island that is now disappeared. Sisley also depicted this Island in 1872 (CR47+48). Lépine also painted the bridge that connected Villeneuve-la-Garenne. This bridge is also depicted by Sisley in 1872 (CR37+38+40). More west lies Argenteuil, where Monet lived from end 1871 till 1878. In Saint-Denis Lépine especially depicted the Canal Saint-Denis, this canal leads south-east to the neighbourhood of Vilette in the 19th arrondissement of Paris.
S1864-1202, Paysage à l’île Saint-Ouen
S1869-1506, La Seine devant Saint-Denis
S1870-1739, Prairie à Saint-Ouen
S1872-1008, Le bord de l’eau, à Saint-Denis
1IE-1874-81, Le Canal Saint-Denis; appartient à M. Sporck
S1874-1188, L’île Saint-Denis
S1877-1331, Les bords de la Seine, à Saint-Denis (Seine)
SdAF-1880-2291, Canal Saint-Denis; effet de lune (114x146cm)
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)
EU-C-1900-423, Vue sur la Seine (Musée de Reims)
Besançon-1880-540, La Seine à Rouen.
Lépine was born in Caen. After he moved to Paris in 1859, he would often return to Caen. Here he often depicted the harbour, with the Bassin Saint-Pierre and the canal that leads, near Ouistraham, in the Canal between France and England. In Ouistraham he depicted the church of Saint-Samson. Back in Caen Lépine depicted the Church of Saint-Jean, more north-east the Abbaye aux Dames, and just south of this abbey the Rue de Calix. He also depicted the river Orne with the Course Caffarilli.
S1859-1953, Port de Caen; effet de clair de lune
SdR-1873-342, Canal de Caen; effet de lune
S1875-1347, Un lavoir aux environs de Caen
S1876-1299, Une rue à Caen, un jour de neige
SNBA-1891-596, Le canal à Caen
The most pictures that Lépine exhibited had something of a location. In some of them there wasn’t or I can’t locate it.
SNBA-1891-599, Port Labriche (Appartient à M. Durand-Ruel)
EU-C-1900-425, Le Port d’Audierne (à M. Viau)
SdAF-1880-2292, Portrait de Mlle L… (100x70cm)
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