Hippolyte Lecomte (1781-1857) INCUNABULA OF LITHOGRAPHY - Fishing
Hippolyte Lecomte (28 December 1781, Puiseaux - 25 July 1857, Paris ) was a French painter best known for large scale historical paintings and ballet designs. His wife, born Camille Vernet, was the sister of the painter Émile Jean-Horace Vernet ; the caricaturist Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard , better known as "JJ Grandville", worked in Lecomte's studio. His son, Émile Vernet-Lecomte , was also a noted painter.
Death and the Forester
Issued in the series Fables of Fontaine (1819).
37 x 27 cm
FROM THE FIRST BOOK IN FRANCE TO USE LITHOGRAPHY FOR ITS ILLUSTRATION.
Lithographs in crayon manier by G. Engelmann.
Engelmann is largely credited with bringing lithography to France, and later, commercializing chromolithography.