Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Lerpiniere, Daniel

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LERPINIERE, DANIEL (1745?–1785), engraver, was born in England, probably of French parentage, about 1745. He was instructed by Francis Vivares [q. v.], whose manner he followed, and was afterwards employed exclusively by Messrs. Boydell, for whom he engraved some fine plates, chiefly landscapes, between 1776 and 1785. Among these were ‘The Young Herdsman’ and ‘Evening,’ after Cuyp; ‘The Molten Calf,’ ‘The Flight into Egypt,’ and ‘St. George and the Dragon,’ after Claude; six plates of rural amusements, after Loutherbourg; six British naval victories, after R. Paton; ‘Morning,’ after Pynacker; two views of London and three views in Jamaica, after G. Robertson; two Italian landscapes, after J. Taylor; and ‘Calm’ and ‘Storm,’ after J. Vernet. He also engraved some of the views in the third volume of Stuart's ‘Antiquities of Athens.’ Lerpiniere exhibited a few drawings and engravings with the Free Society of Artists between 1773 and 1783. He died at Walcot Place, Lambeth, in 1785.

[Bryan's Dict. of Painters and Engravers (Armstrong); Redgrave's Dict. of Artists; Strutt's Dict. of Engravers; Dodd's Collections in Brit. Mus. Addit. MS. 33399.]

F. M. O'D.