In 1859, Lépine met Corot in Normandie, becoming his student the next year. The exact dates of his apprenticeship are vague; however, Lépine was acknowledged as Corot’s student in the 1866 Salon catalog.
Lépine’s favorite subject to paint was the Seine and Corot’s influence on his artwork was evident from even before they met.Lépine’s Le Pont des Invalides, which was exhibited at the Salon in 1863, has striking characteristics that are similar to Corot’s paintings.
Quais of the Seine - Pont Marie
The Port of Caen
Le Canal de l'Ourcq en hiver