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    Sale 5444

    Town & Country Perspectives - The Charles Plante Collection

    4 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 389

    Louis-Hippolyte Le Bas (French, 1782-1867)

    Homage to the arts

    Price Realised  

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    Louis-Hippolyte Le Bas (French, 1782-1867)
    Homage to the arts
    signed and dated 'H. Le Bas 1810' (lower right)
    pencil and watercolour
    9½ x 8 in. (24.1 x 20.3 cm.)


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    Louis-Hippolyte Le Bas was a student of Charles Percier and Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine. Following the exile of Napoleon, he oversaw the construction of Fontaine's design for the Chapelle Expiatoire - the burial site of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette - between the years 1816 and 1824.
    Le Bas taught the History of Architecture at the École des Beaux-Arts (1840-1863) and was an influential figure in the teaching of a new generation of French architects.

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