Louis Le Breton
(1818 - 1866)
Louis Le Breton was active/lived in France. Louis Le Breton is known for Marine painting.
Biography Louis Le Breton
Louis Le Breton (1818-1866)
He was a French painter who specialised in marine paintings. He studied medicine and took part in Dumont d'Urville's second voyage aboard the Astrolabe from 1837 to 1840. After the official illustrator of the expedition died, Le Breton replaced him. From 1845-1847 he was part of an expedition to Madagascar. He produced tinted lithographs and chromolithographs on naval forces, ships and boats, sea landscapes and ports. From 1847 he devoted himself exclusively to depicting marine subjects for the French Navy.
Louis Le Breton executed 69 illustrations of occult demons, working from engravings by M. Jarrault, for the 1863 edition of Dictionnaire Infernal by Collin de Planc
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