Louis Le Breton (1818-66) Australia

Biographical Information

Born in France in 1818, Louis Le Breton was a naval surgeon, draughtsman and lithographer specialising in nautical subjects. It was while working as a naval surgeon on board the 'Astrolabe' bound for Australian waters that his talent as an artist was noted, and after the death of the expedition's official artist he took over the artistic duties. Le Breton's visits to the South Pacific took him to Tasmania Port Essington, the Northern Territory and New Zealand. He died in Paris in 1866. Le Breton's work is represented in Sydney's Mitchell Library and in the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

View of Hobart-Town, Van Diemen's Land
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View of Hobart-Town, Van Diemen's Land
Pencil on paper, 20.7 x 39.2 cm
Fine Australian and European Paintings, Sotheby's, Melbourne.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings10A$5,500 N/A
Works on Paper11A$41,400 N/A
Prints & Graphics136A$1,891 N/A

* Calculated on sales over the last three years, where there are a sufficient number of sales over that period.

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