Lesueur, Charles-Alexandre, 1778-1846

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Birth 1778-01-01
Death 1846-12-12

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Charles Alexandre Lesueur, artist and naturalist, was born on January 1, 1778, at Le Havre, France. He participated in Napoleon's expedition to Australia (1800-1804), and joined William Maclure in his geologic survey of Europe, the West Indies and the Eastern United States (1815-1817). Upon returning to Philadelphia, Lesueur and Maclure wrote out the results of their travels, publishing many scientific papers in the Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, with Lesueur also publishing findings from his Australian expedition. During this time of heavy publication, Lesueur became a curator for the Academy (1817) and remained so until 1825.

From the description of Charles Alexandre Lesueur printing plates. 1817-1825. (Academy of Natural Science). WorldCat record id: 51461672

Charles Alexandre Lesueur was a naturalist and artist.

From the description of Sketches, 1799. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122589228

From the guide to the Charles Alexandre Lesueur sketches, 1799, 1799, (American Philosophical Society)

Born in Le Havre, France, Le Sueur was a naturalist-artist as well as a water colorist, illustrator of scientific works, engraver and lithographer.

From the description of Sketchbooks and letters, 1816-1836. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 122580094

Artist and naturalist Charles Alexandre Lesueur was born on January 1, 1778 in Le Havre, France.

From the description of Charles Alexandre Lesueur Collection of Works of Art on Paper, ca. 1800-1846. (Purdue University Library). WorldCat record id: 66903225


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