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Louis Simon Cabaillot Lassalle

 (1810 - 1870)
Louis Simon Cabaillot Lassalle was active/lived in France.  Louis Lassalle is known for peasant figure and genre painting.

Louis Simon Cabaillot Lassalle

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Louis Simon Lassalle (Louis Simon Cabaillot, said)

Paris 7°, May 24th 1808 – September 2nd 1885, Ecouen

Louis Simon Cabaillot, son of Louis Joseph Cabaillot and Lazarette Bardoux, is known under his artist name Louis Simon Lassalle.
 He became student of Pierre Paris and Louis Charles Lucien Müller (1815-1892). He began his working life as draftsman and lithographer. From 1828 to 1854, Louis Simon Lassalle illustrated several hundred prints of various kinds

He lived in Paris, on 9 “rue Baron-de-Saron” (rue Baron-de-Saron street) and then moved in 1878 to the Village of Ecouen, where he died in 1885. In between, he married Héloïse Félicité Frin, and they had a son.

His first exhibition took place at the 1850 Salon de Paris where he exhibited three paintings. He received the congratulations of the artistic community. He was invited for all the following Salons de Paris until the last day of his life.

He got orders from the French Government, like Inondations de 1856 in Tarascon (1856 flooding in Tarascon-South East of France) following the visit there of the Emperor Napoleon III.

Louis Simon Lassalle has been honored by the Queen of England; She bought a fan of Jean-Pierre Duvelleroy (1802-1889), the sheet being painted by him. 
Influenced by Pierre Edouard Frere, Louis moved toward the genre painting and has shown a real talent for young children playing in the snow.

His fame brought to him students like Paul Louis Soutif, exhibiting at the 1870 Salon de Paris. Louis Simon Lassalle exhibited there, showing Le depart pour les vendanges (the grape harvest start).

In 1862, Louis Simon Lassalle signed a manifest against the idea of comparing photography with any artistic field. With him was other painters like Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867), Louis Eugene Gabriel Isabey (1803-1886), Pierre Puvis de Chavanne (1824-1898).

At that time, many painters were afraid of a potential unfair competition between their beloved art and this new technique called photography. The history is showing that they were wrong.

One of the Louis Simon Lassalle painting Une partie de traineau (a sledge party) is on display in the Ecouen council meeting room.

Simon Lassale (Louis Simon Cabaillot," Les Peintres d'Ecouen, Web, 2017

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He always exhibited under the name Lassalle.

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About  Louis Simon Cabaillot Lassalle

Born:  1810 - Paris, France
Died:   1870 - Ecouen, France
Known for:  peasant figure and genre painting