Auteur : William Swainson
Publication : Taxidermy with the Biography of Zoologists, and Notices of Their Works
Article : Lesueur, Ch. A. - General Zoology
Date : 1840
Langue : Anglais

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William Swainson, « Lesueur, Ch. A. – General Zoology », Taxidermy with the Biography of Zoologists, and Notices of Their Works (London : Longman & John Taylor, 1840) 243-244.

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Ritsert Rinsma (rinsma @ charles-alexandre-lesueur. org)


[William Swainson, Biography of Zoologists 243]

LE SUEUR, CH. A.— General Zoology.

It is hardly necessary, in this place, to repeat the high estimation in which we hold the talents of this inimi­table painter, accomplished naturalist, and accurate describer. He was, says Cuvier, one of the draftsmen who accompanied Péron in the discovery ships of Baudin to the Australian seas, and was his most effi­cient and zealous co-operator in zoological researches. He has published some zoological observations in the Bulletin des Sciences, and the prospectus of a great

 

[William Swainson, Biography of Zoologists 244]

work on the Medusae, accompanied by specimens of the plates. On what account this was relinquished, and why this accomplished man emigrated from his country, to settle in America, we know not: certain, however, it is, that he left behind him no one, in France, who was qualified to fill his place, or whose delineations for a moment can be compared to his own. The fostering protection of the French government does not appear to have been extended, in this instance, to one who had the highest claims upon its liberality. Inferior and commonplace artists are attached to the establishment of the French Museum, while the Raffaelle of zoolo­gical painters was suffered to emigrate, and pursued his professional career as a private teacher in Philadelphia, where, we believe, he now is. This eulogium is not dic­tated by partial friendship. We know Le Sueur only by his works,—his outline figures, engraved by himself, in the American Transactions; and the many valuable papers on fish, Crustacea, and Mollusca, from his pen, which these plates illustrate. It is deeply to be re­gretted, that his works are so scattered, in collections of papers hardly ever seen in Europe; and that no one volume will hereafter point out the matchless excellence of Le Sueur.


William Swainson, « Lesueur, Ch. A. – General Zoology », Taxidermy with the Biography of Zoologists, and Notices of Their Works (London : Longman & John Taylor, 1840) 243-244.

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