Louis Le Breton

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French ships Astrolabe and Zélée, by Le Breton

Louis Le Breton (1818 in Douarnenez – 1866) was a French painter who specialised in marine paintings.

Le Breton studied medicine and took part in Dumont d'Urville's second voyage aboard the Astrolabe. After the official illustrator of the expedition died, Le Breton replaced him.

From 1847 he devoted himself mainly to depicting marine subjects for the French Navy.


Louis Le Breton executed 69 illustrations of occult demons, working from engravings by M. Jarrault, for the 1863 edition of Dictionnaire Infernal by Collin de Plancy.[1]

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  1. ^ Peter Fitting, Subterranean Worlds: A Critical Anthology, page 208 (Wesleyan University Press, 2004). ISBN 9780819567239

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