Lesueur, Charles-Alexandre (1778-1846)

Also known as
Lesueur, C. A. (Charles Alexandre) (1778-1846)
Lesueur, Charles Alexander (1778-1846)
Field of activity
Natural history artist; Artist; Printmaker; Draughtsman; Painter; Curator; Under-officer; French National Guard
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Natural history artist. Leseur travelled to Australia with a French expedition at the beginning of the nineteenth century, his drawings and etchings of local flora and fauna were of major significance.

natural history artist, naturalist and explorer, was born at Le Havre, France, on 1 January 1778, one of the numerous children of Jean-Baptiste-Denis Lesueur, an officer in the Admiralty, and Charlotte Génévieve, née Thieullent. Sent to the Ecole Royale Militaire at Beaumont-en-Auge, he was not interested in military activities but pursued his two passions, the study of the natural history of the local marine foreshore and the reproduction of it on paper. From 1797 to 1799 he was under-officer in the National Guard at Le Havre. At the turn of the nineteenth century a lavishly equipped scientific expedition was prepared by the Institut de France, with the blessing of Napoleon, in order to explore the southern parts of the Eastern Hemisphere. Two corvettes, the Géographe and the Naturaliste , were equipped in the port of Le Havre with the most experienced officers in the navy. The Institut de France selected no less than twenty-three scientists, the positions being coveted by a large number of applicants. Among those selected was François Péron , a brilliant young medical botanist and anthropologist. Lesueur was taken on, not as an artist or scientist, but as an assistant gunner. The expedition sailed from Le Havre on 19 October 1800 under the command of Nicolas Baudin, who soon discovered the talents of the young gunner and employed him as an illustrator for his private journal. At the Ile ...

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  • fl. 1800 - 1846

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Charles Alexander Lesueur sailed with N. Baudin on his voyage to the South Pacific 1800-1804. He depicted the most striking fauna to furnish the plates for the atlas which was published in France 1807-1816.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Lesueur, Charles Alexander
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Charles-Alexandre Lesueur, Peintre-Voyageur, un Tresor Oublie
    Baglione, Gabrielle and Cremiere, Cedric
    Published: Editions de Conti, Le Harve, 2009
  3. Moyal, Ann
    Published: 2002
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 14, 2, 237-241
  4. The Encounter, 1802: Art of the Flinders and Baudin Voyages
    Thomas, Sarah
    Published: Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2002

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  1. Charles Alexandre Lesueur (1778-1846), peintre, voyageur, naturaliste havrais
    Lesueur, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846
    [ Book : 1978 ]
    Languages: French
    At 3 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 40.876)

  2. Les velins de Charles-Alexandre Lesueur (Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle du Havre) : exposition du 4 mai au 2 juin 1996
    Lesueur, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846
    [ Book : 1996 ]
    Languages: French
    At 5 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 34.55)

  3. Les velins de Charles-Alexandre Lesueur (Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle du Havre) / {catalogue de l'exposition réalisé par Jacqueline Bonnemains}
    Lesueur, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846
    [ Book : 1996 ]
    Languages: French
    At 7 libraries
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  4. Meduses = Jellyfish : Charles-Alexander Lesueur / Gabrielle Baglione, Cédric Crémière, Jacqueline Goy, Stéphane Schmitt
    Lesueur, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846
    [ Book : 2014 ]
    Languages: Multiple languages;English, [1 other]
    At 2 libraries
    Meduses = Jellyfish : Charles-Alexander Lesueur / Gabrielle Baglione, Cédric Crémière, Jacqueline Goy, Stéphane Schmitt
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  5. Les méduses de François Péron et de Charles-Alexandre Lesueur : un autre regard sur l'expédition Baudin / Jacqueline Goy
    Goy, Jacqueline
    [ Book : 1995 ]
    Languages: French
    At 3 libraries
    Les méduses de François Péron et de Charles-Alexandre Lesueur : un autre regard sur l'expédition Baudin / Jacqueline Goy
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  6. Dessins de poissons et de mammifères : de la collection Lesueur du Muséum d'Histoire naturelle du Havre / sélection commentée par Marie-Louise Bauchot et Roland Bauchot
    Muséum d'histoire naturelle du Havre
    [ Book : 2001 ]
    Languages: French
    At 3 libraries
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  7. Charles Alexandre Lesueur Collection Of Works Of Art on Paper
    Lesueur, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846
    [ Unpublished ]
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    Charles Alexandre Lesueur Collection Of Works Of Art on Paper
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  8. Voyage en ex-Louisiane française, 1826 : Charles-Alexandre Lesueur aux Etats-Unis d'Amérique
    Lesueur, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846
    [ Book : 2004 ]
    Languages: French
    Voyage en ex-Louisiane française, 1826 : Charles-Alexandre Lesueur aux Etats-Unis d'Amérique
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  9. Zeichnen als beobachten : die bildwerke der Baudin-expedition (1800-1804) / Jan Altmann
    Altmann, Jan
    [ Book : 2012 ]
    Languages: German
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    At 3 libraries
    Zeichnen als beobachten : die bildwerke der Baudin-expedition (1800-1804) / Jan Altmann
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  10. La mission du Commandant Baudin en Australie, 1800-1804
    Lesueur, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846
    [ Book : 1938 ]
    Languages: French
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    La mission du Commandant Baudin en Australie, 1800-1804
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  1. Charles Alexandre Lesueur (1778-1846), peintre, voyageur, naturaliste havrais
    Lesueur, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846
    [ Book : 1978 ]
    Languages: French
    At 3 libraries
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  2. Les velins de Charles-Alexandre Lesueur (Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle du Havre) : exposition du 4 mai au 2 juin 1996
    Lesueur, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846
    [ Book : 1996 ]
    Languages: French
    At 5 libraries
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  3. Les velins de Charles-Alexandre Lesueur (Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle du Havre) / {catalogue de l'exposition réalisé par Jacqueline Bonnemains}
    Lesueur, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846
    [ Book : 1996 ]
    Languages: French
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  4. L'œuvre zoologique de Charles-Alexandre Lesueur : peinture naturaliste Havrais (1778-1846) / par André Maury
    Maury, André
    [ Book : 1962 ]
    Languages: French
    At 2 libraries
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  5. Charles-Alexandre Lesueur (1778 - 1846) : l'art au service des sciences naturelles / par Gérard Breton
    Breton, Gérard
    [ Book : 1977 ]
    Languages: French;Russian, [1 other]
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  6. Meduses = Jellyfish : Charles-Alexander Lesueur / Gabrielle Baglione, Cédric Crémière, Jacqueline Goy, Stéphane Schmitt
    Lesueur, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846
    [ Book : 2014 ]
    Languages: Multiple languages;English, [1 other]
    At 2 libraries
    Meduses = Jellyfish : Charles-Alexander Lesueur / Gabrielle Baglione, Cédric Crémière, Jacqueline Goy, Stéphane Schmitt
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  7. Les méduses de François Péron et de Charles-Alexandre Lesueur : un autre regard sur l'expédition Baudin / Jacqueline Goy
    Goy, Jacqueline
    [ Book : 1995 ]
    Languages: French
    At 3 libraries
    Les méduses de François Péron et de Charles-Alexandre Lesueur : un autre regard sur l'expédition Baudin / Jacqueline Goy
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  8. Quelques references historiques autour de l'oeuvre artistique de Charles-Alexandre Lesueur (1778-1846) / par Jacqueline Bonnemains
    Bonnemains, Jacqueline
    [ Book : 1987 ]
    Languages: French
    At Flinders University
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  9. Charles-Alexandre Lesueur : voyageur et peintre-naturaliste Havrais (1778-1846) / par Andre Maury
    Maury, André
    [ Book : 1948 ]
    Languages: French
    At Flinders University
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  10. Baudin in Australian waters : the artwork of the French voyage of discovery to the southern lands 1800-1804 / edited by Jacqueline Bonnemains, Elliott Forsyth and Bernard Smith
    Bonnemains, Jacqueline
    [ Book : 1988 ]
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    Baudin in Australian waters : the artwork of the French voyage of discovery to the southern lands 1800-1804 / edited by Jacqueline Bonnemains, Elliott Forsyth and Bernard Smith
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  1. Voyage of a painter. (Charles-Alexandre Lesueur)
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  2. Mapping our world : Terra Incognita to Australia / National Library of Australia
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  1. Lesueur, Charles Alexandre
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  2. Charles-Alexandre Lesueur, artiste et savant fran??ais en Am??rique de 1816 ?? 1839, par Mme. Adrien Loir
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  3. New Harmony as seen by participants and travelers / with contemporary ill. by Charles Alexandre Lesueur
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  4. Joachim et la méduse / Nicolas Bansaye, Aude Chaumaz, avec les dessins de Charles-Alexandre Lesueur
    Bansaye, Nicolas
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    Languages: French
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    Joachim et la méduse / Nicolas Bansaye, Aude Chaumaz, avec les dessins de Charles-Alexandre Lesueur
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  1. Les Plus beaux airs de l'opéra françois / transcrits et mis en recueils par Gabriel Grovlez ; English version by Percy Pinkerton
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  3. Francois Peron - Naturalist and voyager
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  1. Lesueur, Charles Alexandre
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  2. Alliance Francais Lesueur Exhibition
    Bannon, John
    [ Unpublished : 1986 ]
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  1. Portrait of C.A. LeSueur
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    Nouvelle-Hollande, Ile Decres, casoar de la Nelle. Hollande / C.A. Lesueur del.; Fres. [i.e. Freres] Lambert sculp.; J. Milbert direx
  6. Timor, peignes malais et appareil p...
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  1. LA TERRE NAPOLEON EXPOSEE PAR LA COLLECTION LESUEUR
    Le Courrier Australien (Sydney, NSW : 1892 - 2011) Monday 19 January 1987 p 8 Article
    ... et 37 toiles plus importantes faites par Charles-Alexandre Lesueur, tous deux membres de l ... LA TERRE NAPOLEON EXPOSEE PAR LA COLLECTION LESUEUR Après sa présentation en Adélaïde et à Canberra ... 223 words
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  2. FROM FRANCE TO FREYCINETA FESTIVAL ON TASMANIA'S STUNNING EAST COAST 13-16 MAY
    Le Courrier Australien (Sydney, NSW : 1892 - 2011) Monday 1 March 2010 p 24 Article
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  3. COMMÉMORATION DU «ENCOUNTER» DU 8 AVRIL 1802
    Le Courrier Australien (Sydney, NSW : 1892 - 2011) Monday 1 April 2002 p 28 Article
    ... «l'Association Terra Australis 2001». (2) Charles-Alexandre LESUEUR (1778-1846), aid canonnier à bord ... PERON et de Charles-Alexandre LESUEUR, au Museum du Havre, le Dr DEBARD conversera, devant un public de ... 1145 words
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  1. Voyage of a painter. (Charles-Alexandre Lesueur)
    Fuller, Errol
    Natural History
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  2. The Lesueur pictures of Australian mammals, 1801/ 1803
    Bourliere, Francois
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  3. Exposition des dessins et aquarelles de Charles-Alexandre Lesueur
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  4. The Artists of the Baudin Expedition: Charles-Alexandre Lesueur and Nicolas-Martin Petit (Translated from J. Bonnemains)
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