Jean Baptiste Auguste Leloir (French, 1809 – 1892)

The Departure of Young Tobias

Jean Baptiste Auguste Leloir (French, 1809 – 1892) “The Departure of Young Tobias”

Jean-Baptiste Auguste Leloir, born in Paris on July 1, 1809, and died in the 17th arrondissement of Paris on March 8, 1892, is a French painter .

Pillar of a dynasty of painters, Auguste Leloir is the husband of the watercolor artist Héloïse Colin (1820-1874), the father of the painter Alexandre-Louis Leloir and the illustrator Maurice Leloir, and the uncle of Édouard Toudouze .

Crowned with a 3rd Grand Prix of Rome in 1835, Auguste Leloir began exhibiting at the Salon the same year and was rewarded twice, obtaining a third class medal at the Salon of 1839, then a second class medal at the Salon of 1841 for his painting representing Homère, bought by the State and deposited at the Louvre Museum . He produced a work of history painter, author of paintings about religious and mythological. he also practices portraiture .