"Eugène Le Poitevin, Marine Vers Étretat - Beach, Lively Seaside And Cologa Boats, 1840"Marine vers Étretat - Beach, lively seaside and thatched Cologes boats, Eugène le Poitevin, 1840
Oil on thin laminated panel in 32.5 x 41 cm format signed in the right corner.
Datable around 1840, very good condition.
Eugène Lepoittevin or Lepoitevin, pseudonym of Eugène Modeste Edmond Poidevin, born July 31, 1806 in Paris, died in the same city on August 6, 1870, was a French painter, engraver, illustrator and caricaturist.
Born Eugène Modeste Edmond Poidevin, he was admitted to the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in the workshops of Louis Hersent and Xavier Leprince, from whom he borrowed his taste for anecdotal scenes.
He failed the competition for the Grand Prix de Rome, but won a second prize in 1829; he exhibited successfully at the Salons from 1831 until his death in 1870. He supplied plates for the journal La Caricature by Charles Philipon, and launched the fashion for Diableries of lithographies, caricature collections, such as Le Diable fecit or Diabolico Foutromanie (collection of 12 plates), Devilish Charges and Discharges, Hell on the spur. His work is doubly inspired by that of Eugène Isabey, who made him discover Étretat, and by Dutch painting, which he studied during a stay in the Netherlands. He worked with Émile-Henri Brunner-Lacoste
His taste for realism linked him to the young school of 1830, while remaining faithful to the romantic way of its beginnings. Lepoittevin has a villa in Étretat called La Chaufferette where he welcomed Gustave Courbet in 1869; typically Norman painter, he mainly painted seascapes and scenes of fishermen on the coast of Normandy and Les Andelys. He received the title of painter of the Navy in 1849.
Precursor, with Eugène Isabey, of the many landscape painters who frequented Étretat in the 19th century, Eugène Lepoittevin is also the author of the famous painted sign (1842) which adorned the facade of the Blanquet hotel, where the artists lived, including Claude Monet.
This sign is kept at the Fécamp museum. Works in public collections: Paintings Fishermen and fisherwomen conversing, 1831, Magnin museum, Dijon Norman fisherman and his children, Magnin museum, Dijon La Grève de Port-en-Bessin, 1832, maritime museum of Tatihou Étretat Island, 1842, oil on strengthened paper, study for the sign of the hotel Blanquet, museum of Terre-Neuvas and fishing, Fécamp Étretat, 1842, sign of the old hotel Blanquet, oil on wood, museum of Terre-Neuvas and of fishing, Fécamp Pêcheurs à Étretat, around 1840, Terre-Neuvas and fishing museum, Fécamp Le lever du filet, Terre-Neuvas and fishing museum, Fécamp Prints Devilish charges and discharges, album, 1907 Bibliography MH Desjardins , Painters in the land of the cliffs 1830-1940, éditions des Falaises, Fécamp, 2004, p. 62-67. Notes and references Civil status of Paris, death of Lepoittevin Eugène on August 6, 1870