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Robert Léopold Leprince

Nationality: French

1800 - 1847

Leprince was among the early wave of French artists who redirected their focus from the Italian Campagna to their native countryside. Around 1825, he began journeying to the forest of Fontainebleau, often joined by his brother Auguste-Xavier. Leprince was drawn to the forest’s complex topography, including magnificent trees and rock formations that provided endless inspiration. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1822 to 1844, receiving his first medal in 1824.

Place of Birth: Paris
Place of Death: Chatres

Text written and researched by Michelle Bird National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.

Associated paintings in this exhibition

Farm Courtyard

58: Farm Courtyard

Robert Léopold Leprince

Fondation Custodia

Study of Trees

112: Study of Trees

Robert Léopold Leprince

Fondation Custodia

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