Maxime Lalanne (1827 -1886)
Le Bas Meudon on the Seine
Etching on paper, c. 1870
Gift of Lewis and Bonnie Chapman
Framing by the Noble Maritime Collection

Maxime Lalanne (1827 -1886) is a French artist known for his prints and charcoal drawings. He made his debut as a lithographer in 1853 and published his first etchings, three street scenes, in 1863. He is one of the founding members of the Société des Aquafortistes formed 1862, and his work was among the first published and distributed by the Société. His prints were popular and well received. He received many awards for them and was decorated as Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in 1875 and knighted as Chevalier of the Order of Christ by King Fernando of Portugal. Though he was born in Bordeaux, Lalanne moved to Paris as a young man and became and remained a Paris artist who lived, worked and taught chiefly in the City of Lights until he retired.