Jean Baptiste Leprince

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jean Baptiste Leprince (born September 17, 1734 in Metz , † September 30, 1781 in St. Denise-du-Port ; also Jean-Baptiste Le Prince ) was a French painter .


Leprince became known for his historical paintings , landscapes, portraits and graphic works. Leprince developed, among other things, the graphic gravure printing technique of the aquatint between 1765 and 1768 . In Germany, the engraver and architect Johann Carl Friedrich Dauthe became famous in 1770 for a number of sheets in aquatint style, the secret of which he seems to have discovered through experiments. He dedicated his first sheet to Leprince.

Small aquatint 1769 (7 × 10 cm). - Scene from Russian folk life.

Leprince studied with the great French painter François Boucher and went to Russia for 5 years in 1758 at the age of 24. In Saint Petersburg he played a major role in the interior decoration of the imperial palace. He made extensive trips through Russia (as far as Siberia) and became known for his Russian genre scenes on his return to Paris.

Web links

Commons : Jean-Baptiste Le Prince  - Collection of Images, Videos and Audio Files