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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

LEJEUNE, Louis-François 1775–1848

LEJEUNE, Louis-François 1775–1848

French artist who visited the Bay of Islands 1824 on the voyage of La Coquille 1822–25 under command of L. I. Duperrey. As well as acting as artist and making delightful drawings he was Duperrey's surgeon on the voyage. His rough sketches were worked up as watercolours by Antoine Chazal and used to illustrate Duperrey's Voyage Autour du Monde pub. 1826. Was employed by the Service Hydrographique de la Marine. Work included in Centennial Ex Wtn 1940.