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Jean-Baptiste-Léopold Levert (1828-1882 ca.)

Account

 

Introduction:

Jean-Baptiste-Léopold Levert exhibited 4x at the ‘impressionist’ expositions (in 1874 / 76 / 77 / 80). In total he exhibited at least 27 works, including at least 2 etchings. One title is repeated 2x and two titles are repeated 1 time, so Levert exhibited at least 23 unique works. 7 of them return in the posthumes catalogue of 1883 (=PA1883-x).

 

GENERAL OVERVIEW 1874:
  • catalogue numbers 84 – 86
  • so in total Levert (Jean-Baptiste-Léopold) exhibited 3 works ;
    • 3x an indication of place
    • 0x an indication of time, season or weather
    • 0x a study
    • 0x a loan
  • Moffett doesn’t give one suggestion what actual works Levert exhibited (R2,p121)
1874 catalogue: (R2,p121; iR1)

1874-84          Bords de l’Essonne
Eng.: boards of d’Essonne. The same title as 1877-97 and 1880-105 and also of PA1883-58. The river l’Essonne streams south of Paris and west of the Fontainebleau forest, see map.

1874-85          Le Moulin de Touviaux
Eng.: the mill at Touviaux. The same title as 1877-85. I can’t find a place called Touviaux. Maybe it must be spelled Touviau and does it lie in Malesherbes, see the title of PA1883-1 in the posthumes catalogue below.

1874-86          Près d’Auvers
Eng.: near Auvers. Auvers-sur-Oise lies about 34km north-west of Paris, see map.

 

GENERAL OVERVIEW 1876:
  • catalogue numbers 93 – 101
  • so in total Levert exhibited 9 works ;
    • 9x an indication of place; 4 from Portrieux
    • 0x an indication of time, season or weather
    • 0x a study
    • 0x a loan
  • Moffett doesn’t give one suggestion what actual works Levert exhibited (R2,p162)
1876 catalogue: (R2,p162; iR1)

1876-93          Vue de Portrieux
Eng.: view on Portrieux. Portrieux is a harbour town north-west of the peninsula of Bretagne, see map.

1876-94          Plage de Portrieux
Eng.: beach of Portrieux. The same title as PA1883-13.

1876-95          Port de Portrieux

Eng.: the harbour of Portrieux.

1876-96          La Jetée de Portrieux

Eng.: the jetty of Portrieux.

1876-97          Bords de l’Essonne
Eng.: boards d’Essonne. The same title as 1874-84 and 1880-105.

1876-98          Maison à Vaulry (Limousin)
Eng.: a house in Vaulry (Limousin). The same title as PA1883-25+47. Vaulry lies in the middle of France, north-west of Limoges, see map.

1876-99          La ferme de Saint-Marc
Eng.: the farm in Saint-Marc. The same title as 1880-106. Saint-Marc lies in the middle of France, east of Limoges, see map.

1876-100        Vue prise à Buttier
Eng.: view taken from Buttier. PA1883-95 has a title called ‘l’église de Butier. So I suppose Buttier or Butier is a name for a place. But I can’t find informatie on  a place with this name. There is a place called Buthiers (see map) that lies opposite site of the Essonne of Malherbes, a place where Levert died paint also.

1876-101        Le chemin vert à Noiseau
Eng.: the green road at Noiseau. Noiseau lies south-east of Paris, see map. Compare PA1883- .

 

 

GENERAL OVERVIEW 1877:
  • catalogue numbers 80 – 85
  • so in total Levert (Jean-Baptiste-Léopold) exhibited 6 works ;
    • 5x an indication of place
    • 0x an indication of time, season or weather
    • 2x a study (no. 81+84)
    • 0x a loan
  • Moffett doesn’t give one suggestion what actual works Levert exhibited (R2,p204/5)
1877 catalogue: (R2,p204/5; iR1)

1877-80          Paysage du Limousin
Eng.: landscape in Limousin. Limousin is a region in the middle of France. Compare 1876-98.

1877-81          Étude à Malesherbes
Eng.: study in Malesherbes. Malesherbes is probably a spot in Paris, see map or a town south-west of the Fontainebleau forest, see map.

1877-82          Route sur le plateau de Fontenay
Eng.: Road on the plateau of Fontenay. Fontenay-sous-Bois lies a few kilometers east of Paris, see map. Levert lived there from 18 – xx (R2;iR1).

1877-83          Sablonnière, forêt de Fontainebleau
Eng.: Sandpit / sanding pad, forest of Fontainebleau. The same title as PA1883-23. The forest of Fontainebleau lies south-east of Paris and is famous for the Barbizon-painters who lived and painted here, see map.

1877-84          Étude de forêt
Eng.: Study of a forest.

1877-85          Moulin de Touviaux
Eng.: Mill at Touviaux. The same title as 1874-85. Moulin de Touviau (sic) was also in the posthumes catalogue; there it is indicated as lying in Malherbes, compare no.83.

 

 

GENERAL OVERVIEW 1880:
  • catalogue numbers 105 – 112
    No. 112 contained of at least two etchings
  • so in total L. Levert exhibited at least 9 works ;
    • 7x an indication of place
    • 0x an indication of time, season or weather
    • 0x a study
    • 0x a loan
  • Moffett doesn’t give one suggestion what actual works Levert exhibited (R2,p312)
1880 catalogue: (R2,p312; iR1)

1880-105        Bords de l’Esonne (sic)
Eng.: board d’Essonne. The same title as  1874-84  and 1876-97. 

1880-106        La ferme de Saint-Marc
Eng.: the farm in Saint-Marc. The same title as 1876-99.

1880-107        Chaumières à Carteret
Eng.: thatched cottages (hut / house with a reed roof) in Carteret. The same title as PA1883-45. Carteret lies south-west of the peninsula of Normandie, see map.

1880-108        Plaine de Barbizon
Eng.: a plain in Barbizon. Barbizon lies west of the Fontainebleau forest and is famous for the Barbizon-painters lived and painted here, see map.

1880-109        Une plâtrière à Fontenay-sous-Bois
Eng.: ?a plasterer / plasterwork in Fontenay-sous-Bois. See 1877-82.

1880-110        Plaine de la Brie
1880-111        Plaine de la Brie
Eng. plain in Brie. The same title as PA1883-6. Brie lies east-south of Paris, see map.

1880-112        Cadre d’eaux-fortes
Eng.: framework with etchings.

 

 

Catalogue of the posthumes sale of Léopold Levert his works: (aR2)

In 1883/02/26 there was a posthumes sale of Léopold his works. In the catalogue there were 61 paintings listed(no.1-60bis) and at least 63 drawings and watercolours (no.61-119 + no.146 containing at least 4 works). I rearrange the sequence per location (alphabetical) and per topic. I render the drawings and watercolours in italic.
There were also more than 29 works sold made by others (no.120-145, the last number containing at least 4 works).

 

Region of Brie: 

This region lies about 20 à 25km east-south of Paris. There are several places ending with Brie.

  • 6 — Plaine de Brie
    The same title as 1880-110+111.
  • 83 — Plaine de la Brie
  • 53 — Chemin dans la plaine de Brie
  • 85 — Chemin dans les plaines de Brie
  • 82 — Village de Pontault (Brie)
    See map.
  • 108 — Meule de blé dans la Brie
  • 29 — Près Sucy-en-Brie
    See map.
Fontainebleau:

Fontainebleau (see map) lies in the middle of the Fontainebleau forest, which is famous for the school of Barbizon.

  • 5 — Forêt de Fontainebleau
  • 20 — Forêt de Fontainebleau.
  • 21 — Forêt de Fontainebleau
  • 23 — Sablonnière à Fontainebleau
    The same title as 1877-83.
  • 27 — Forêt de Fontainebleau
  • 63 — Dormoir des Gorges d’Apremont (forêt de Fontainebleau)
  • 75 — Rochers à Fontainebleau
  • 80 — Rocher singulier (forêt de Fontainebleau)
  • 1- Moulin de Touviau (Malesherbes)
    Compare Moulin de Touviaux 1874-85 and 1877-85. Compare also 1877-81: Malesherbes. Probably south-west of Fontainebleau, see map
  • 95 — L’Église de Butier
    Compare 1876-100. There is a place called Buthiers (see map) that lies opposite site of the Essonne of Malherbes, a place where Levert died paint also. Maybe this is the same place.
  • 30 – A Courances.
    Courances lies west of Fontainebleau, see map.
  • 101 — Souvenir de Courances
  • 1 1 —Village dans le Gâtinais
    Le Gâtinais is now a natural reserve parc west of Fontainebleau, see map
  • 76 — Village d’Oncy
    École d’Oncy lies west of Fontainebleau, a little east of the Essonne river, see map.
  • 58 — Bords de l’Essonne.
    The same title as 1874-84, 1876-97, 1880-105. The river l’Essonne streams south of Paris and west of the Fontainebleau forest, see map.
  • 65 — Bords de l’Essonne (Loiret)
Fontenay-sous-Bois:

Fontenay-sous-Bois lies 13km east of Paris. Levert lived here in 1876 / 77 / 80 at the Rue Dalayrac, 53, see map. Neuilly-sur-Marne lies 5km east of Fontenay.  The Marne streams south of Fontenay.

  • 18 — Four à plâtre, à Fontenay-sous-Bois
    Eng.: Plaster oven at Fontenay-sous-Bois
  • 26 — Fontenay-sous-Bois,
  • 33 — Village de Fontenay-sous-Bois
  • 41 — Fontenay-sous-Bois ; effet de neige
  • 43 — Chemin à Fontenay-sous-Bois.
  • 94 — Dans les chemins de Fontenay-sous-Bois
  • 55 — Près de Fontenay
  • 68 — Le Vieux Moulin de Fontenay-sous-Bois
  • 88 — A Fontenay-sous-Bois 
  • 103 — Four à plâtre de Neuilly-sur-Marne
  • 104 — Cour de ferme à Neuilly-sur-Marne
  • 38 — Bords de la Marne.
  • 109 — Bords de la Marne
Region of Limousin:

Limousin was a former region in the middle of France (see info) with Limoges (see map) as capital . Vaulry lies 30km north-west of Limoges.

  • 8 — Maison dans le Limousin
  • 25 — Maison à Vaulry (Limousin)
    The same title as 1876-98.
  • 40 — Chemin à Vaulry.
  • 47 — Maison à Vaulry (Limousin)
    The same title as 1876-98.
  • 17 — Étang de Rounat (Limousin)
    I couldn’t find this lake. 
  • 36 — Paysage du Limousin.
    The same title as 1877-80.
  • 77 — Paysage Limousin
  • 105 — Paysage Limousin
  • 98 — Souvenir du Limousin
Melun:

Melun lies 50km south-east of Paris, see map. Note: Rouart had a house in Melun.

  • 9 — Plaine près Melun
  • 12 — Près Melun
  • 19 — Église Saint-Aspais (Melun)
    See map.
In Paris:
  • 49 — Lisière du bois Notre-Dame.
  • 102 — Hutte de charbonnier dans les bois Notre-Dame
  • 99 — Au Vieux Montmartre
Region of Paris:
  • 96 — Parc du Raincy
    Le Raincy lies 16km east-north of Paris, see map.
  • 62 — Ile Saint-Denis
    L’Île Saint-Denis, lies in the Seine, just north of Paris, see map

  • 64 — Bateaux, Ile Saint-Denis
  • 71 — Paysage à l’Ile Saint-Denis
  • 12 — Villeneuve
    Villeneuve-la-Garenne lies at the left / south board of the Seine, just south of l ‘Île Saint-Denis, see map
  • 16 — A Montigny.
    Montigny-lès-Cormeilles lies 25km north-west of Paris, see map.
  • 51 — A Cormeilles.
  • 97 — Montigny-lès-Cormeilles
  • 100 — Chemin de Noiseau
    Noiseau lies 25km south-east of Paris, see map
Pontoise:

Pontoise lies about 35km north-east of Paris, see map. Pissarro and others from the School of Pontoise lived and/or worked here. Auvers-sur-Oise lies 6km north-east of Pontoise. Art-collector Gachet lived there.

  • 89 — Printemps près d’Auvers
  • 14 — Près Pontoise.
  • 15 — Plateau de Pontoise.
  • 39 — Près Pontoise.
The Brittany peninsula and Portrieux:
See also 1876-93-96.
  • 81 — Paysage breton
  • 7 — Le Phare de Portrieux
  • 13 — Plage de Portrieux.
    The same title as 1876-94.
  • 42 — Portrieux
  • 46 — Souvenir de Portrieux.
  • 56 — Rade de Portrieux.
  • 61 — La Grève Saint-Marc (Côtes-du-Nord)
    Eng.: the strike Saint-Marc (the meaning stays unclear). Côtes-du-Nord is the northern region of Brittany, see map. I couldn’t find a place called Saint-Marc over there.
  • 35 — Plage de Pleneuf.
  • 37 — Rochers à Pléneuf.
    Pléneuf-Val-André lies in this same region, see map.
Other places:
  • 45 — Chaumière à Carteret.
    The same title as 1880-107. Carteret lies south-west of the peninsula of Normandie, see map.
  • 52 — A Orival.
    Orival lies 130km west of Paris, see map.
  • 32 — Village d’Orny.
    Orny lies 350km east of Paris, see map.
  • 34 — Rivière d’Orny.
Along Rivers in France:
  • 54 — Chemin à Chambon dans la Meuse
    There are several places in France called Chambon. But I couldn’t find one along the river Meuse.
  • 3 — Bords de l’Indre
    The Indre is a river that mouths in the Loire, in the middle of France, see map.
  • 91 — Dans la Creuse
    The Creuse is a river in the middle of France (see info). Armand Guillaumin often painted here.
  • 93 — Moulin à eau dans la Creuse

 

 

Topics without location:
  • 67 — Paysage
  • 73 — Soleil couchant
  • 87 — Effet d’orage 
  • 110 — A l’abreuvoir
  • 44 — Souvenir de 1870.
  • 107 — Souvenir de 1870
  • 2 — Chemin en forêt
  • 1o — Chemin montant…
  • 59— Chemin de Cieux (étude)
  • 60 bis. — Chemin de Cieux
  • 114 — Dans la plaine
  • 116 — En campagne
  • 24 — Dans les bois
  • 113 — Dans les bois en automne
  • 50 — En forêt.
  • 115 — En forêt
  • 4 — Sous bois
  • 31 — Sous bois.
  • 119 — Sous bois
  • 60 — Sous bois au printemps .
  • 48 — Paysage au bord de l’eau
  • 66 — Bords d’un étang
  • 72 — Petit Pont dans un parc
  • 78 — Le Vieux Pont ; paysage 
  • 22 — Le Vieux Moulin
  • 90 — Un Vieux Moulin
  • 92 — Carrière abandonnée
  • 106 — Vieille Chaumière
  • 111 — Vieux Fossé
    Eng.: old gorge / hole. 
  • 28 — Val armé
    Eng.: armoured valley
  • 57 — Nature morte
  • 70 — Le Vin doux
  • 69 — Costume de théâtre 
  • 84—Figure d’acteur
  • 74 — Le Calvaire
  • 86 — Éclaireur à cheval
  • 118 — Fantassin en tirailleur
    Eng.:
    Foot soldier as a skirmisher; Nl.: Voetsoldaat als vechtersbaas.
  • 79 — La Fille du marin
  • 117 — Figures Louis XIII