Souvenir de St. Denis

Auguste-Louis Lepère1913

Reading Public Museum

Reading Public Museum
Reading, United States

A French painter and etcher, Auguste Lepère was also the undisputed leader in the etching revival in Europe during the second half of the nineteenth century. He began his studies in Paris as a young boy and by the mid 1870s, he had clearly emerged as one of the most renowned printmakers of his time. In both etching and wood engraving, he became known as the prime graphic artist of scenes from everyday life. He also experimented with such innovative techniques as combining etching and wood engraving in the same print.

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  • Title: Souvenir de St. Denis
  • Creator: Auguste Louis Lepère
  • Date Created: 1913
  • Medium: etching
  • Culture: French
  • Credit Line: Gift, Edwin DeTurck Bechtel in memory of Dr. Levi W. Mengel
  • Creator Death Date: 1918
  • Creator Birth Date: 1849