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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http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an35301315
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-903614

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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 Genevieve, nee 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 Geographe 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 Francois Peron , 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 de France the chief zoologist of the Naturaliste , Bory de St Vincent, himself an eminent naturalist and ...

  • 1802

Flourished

  • fl. 1800 - 1846

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Charles 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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Design and Art Australia Online

  • Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, USA
  • Museum of Natural History, Le Havre, France
  • Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, TAS
  • Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
  • (see also) Baudin, Nicolas
  • (see also) de St Vincent, Bory
  • (see also) De Freycinet, Lieutenant Louis
  • (see also) Petit, Nicholas
  • (see also) McClure, William
  • (see also) Peale, Charles Willson
  • (see also) Lesueur, Jean-Baptiste-Denis
  • (see also) Lesueur, Charlotte Genevieve
  • (see also) Petit, Nicolas-Martin
  • (see also) Peron, Francois Auguste
  • (see also) Nicolas Baudin
  • (see also) Ile King
  • (see also) Cliffs at Le Havre
  • (see also) Illustrations for Say's American Conchology
  • (see also) Illustrations for Say's American Entomology
  • (see also) Illustrations for Goodman's American Natural History
  • (see also) Casoars de Nouvelle-Hollande
  • (see also) Francois Peron
  • (see also) Vue de la Partie Meridionale de la Ville de Sydney (Mrs King's View)
  • (see also) Le Wombat Nouvelle Hollande
  • (see also) Entrance to Sydney Harbour

Resources for Charles Alexandre Lesueur

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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. Baudin in Australian waters: the artwork of the French voyage of discovery to the southern lands 1800-1804
    Bonnemains, Jacqueline, Forsyth, Elliott and Smith, Bernard
    Published: Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1988
  3. Charles Alexandre Lesueur, painter and naturalist: a forgotten treasure
    Baglione, G., Crémière, C. and Fornasiero, J.: translated by West-Sooby, John
    Published: MkF Éditions, Paris, 2016
  4. Charles-Alexandre Lesueur, Peintre-Voyageur, un Tresor Oublie
    Baglione, Gabrielle and Cremiere, Cedric
    Published: Editions de Conti, Le Harve, 2009
  5. Moyal, Ann
    Published: 2002
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 14, 2, 237-241
  6. The Encounter, 1802: Art of the Flinders and Baudin Voyages
    Thomas, Sarah
    Published: Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2002
  7. "The Mighty Cassowary": the Discovery and Demise of the King Island Emu
    Pfennigwerth, S.
    Published: 2010
    Series: Archives of Natural History, 37, 74-90

Resources by Charles Alexandre Lesueur (112)

  1. [Charles Alexandre Lesueur : Art & Artist Files (Australia and New Zealand)]
    Lesueur, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846
    [ Book : 1900 ]
    At Nat Gall Aus Res
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  2. 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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  3. The American sketchbooks of Charles Alexandre Lesueur 1816-1837 / by R.W.G. Vail
    Vail, R.W.G.
    [ Book : 1938 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  4. Les velins de Charles-Alexandre Lesueur (Museum 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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  5. Meduses = Jellyfish : Charles-Alexander Lesueur / Gabrielle Baglione, Cédric Crémière, Jacqueline Goy, Stéphane Schmitt
    Lesueur, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846
    [ Book : 2014 ]
    Languages: English;Multiple languages, [1 other]
    At 8 libraries
    Meduses = Jellyfish : Charles-Alexander Lesueur / Gabrielle Baglione, Cédric Crémière, Jacqueline Goy, Stéphane Schmitt
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  6. 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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  7. Les meduses de Francois Peron et de Charles-Alexandre Lesueur : un autre regard sur l'expedition Baudin / Jacqueline Goy
    Goy, Jacqueline
    [ Book : 1995 ]
    Languages: French
    At 4 libraries
    Les meduses de Francois Peron et de Charles-Alexandre Lesueur : un autre regard sur l'expedition Baudin / Jacqueline Goy
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Zeichnen als beobachten : die bildwerke der Baudin-expedition (1800-1804) / Jan Altmann
    Altmann, Jan
    [ Book : 2012 ]
    Languages: German
    Possibly online
    At 3 libraries
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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. [Charles Alexandre Lesueur : Art & Artist Files (Australia and New Zealand)]
    Lesueur, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846
    [ Book : 1900 ]
    At Nat Gall Aus Res
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  4. 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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  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]
    At 2 libraries
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  6. 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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  7. The American sketchbooks of Charles Alexandre Lesueur 1816-1837 / by R.W.G. Vail
    Vail, R.W.G.
    [ Book : 1938 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  8. Charles-Alexandre Lesueur : paleontologue et geologue / par Gerard Breton et Jacqueline Bonnemains
    Breton, Gerard
    [ Book : 1988 ]
    Languages: French
    At Flinders University
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  9. Publications recentes sur la collection Lesueur du Museum D'Histoire Naturelle du Havre
    Muséum d'histoire naturelle du Havre
    [ Book : 1987 ]
    Languages: French
    At Flinders University
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  10. Les velins de Charles-Alexandre Lesueur (Museum 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. LE BICENTENAIRE DU«VOYAGE AUX TERRES AUSTRALES» DE NICOLAS
    Le Courrier Australien (Sydney, NSW : 1892 - 2011) Tuesday 1 May 2001 p 15 Article Illustrated
    ... 'expédition, Charles-Alexandre Lesueur et Nicolas-Martin Petit, annotés par le zoologiste François Péron, des carnets ... Adélaïde un exposition intitulée «The Encounter 18 A travers 50 aquarelles de Lesueur et Pe mais aussi ... 716 words
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    Nouvelle-Hollande, Nouvelle Galles du Sud, dessins executes par les naturels / C.A. Lesueur del.; Testard sculp.; J. Milbert direx
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    Nouvelle-Hollande, Nouvelle Galles du Sud, grottes, chasse et peche des sauvages du Port-Jackson / C.A. Lesueur delint.; A. Delvaux sculpt.; Devilliers, J. aqua forti
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  2. Alliance Francais Lesueur Exhibition
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  1. An artist in the making: The early drawings of Charles-Alexandre Lesueur during the Baudin expedition to Australia
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  2. The Artists of the Baudin Expedition: Charles-Alexandre Lesueur and Nicolas-Martin Petit (Translated from J. Bonnemains)
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  3. Framing New Holland or framing a narrative? A representation of Sydney according to Charles-Alexandre Lesueur
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  4. The Lesueur pictures of Australian mammals, 1801/ 1803
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  2. Masterworks from France
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