Illustrations by
Crapelet, Louis-Amable

Louis Amable Crapelet, a French water-colour painter, born at Auxerre in 1822, studied under Corot, Durand-Brager, and S├ęchan. He went to Egypt in 1852, and ascended the Nile as far as the third cataract, returning to France in 1854. Many of his drawings were the result of this expedition. He died at Marseilles in 1867.