Down to the water with French landscape painter Stanislas Lépine whose favorite subject was the Seine River. I can feel the breeze from here. Living from 1835 to 1892, he participated in the first Impressionist exhibition, held at Nadar’s in 1874.

“Bords de seine la traverselle envasée entre deux îles.” 19th c. French. Oil on canvas. Signed “S. Lépine” on the lower right. Image © 2020 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/impressionist-modern-art-new-york/bords-de-seine-la-traverselle-envasee-entre-deux
“The Seine at the Pont de Sèvres.” ca. 1876-1880. French. Signed on the lower left. Image ©Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection on loan at the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.museothyssen.org/en/collection/artists/lepine-stanislas/seine-pont-sevres
La Seine a Ivry.” 19th c. French. Oil on canvas. Signed on the lower right. Image © 2000 – 2021 Rehs Galleries, Inc. Fair use license. via http://rehs.com/Stanislas_L%C3%A9pine_La_Seine_a_Ivry.html

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