Laplante, Eduardo (1818–?)

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Laplante, Eduardo (1818–?)

Eduardo Laplante (b. 1818; d.?), Cuban lithographer and painter. Born in France, Laplante was among the first to portray Cuban rural life as it existed in reality. He devoted particular care to details in his art making his work useful for historians and students of mid-nineteenth-century Cuban planter society. Laplante is most famous for his collection of twenty-eight lithographs, Los ingenios de Cuba (1857), which provides detailed views of both external appearances and internal social conditions in Cuba's major sugar plants. With these lithographs Laplante achieved a realistic portrait of Cuban race and class relations as well as the operation of the rural sugar economy.

See alsoArt: The Nineteenth Century .


Adelaida De Juan, Pintura Cubana: Temas y variaciones (1978) and Two Centuries of Cuban Art, 1759–1959 (1980).

Additional Bibliography

Cantero, J.G. Los ingenios de Cuba. Coral Gables: La Moderna Poesía, 1994.

Consejo Nacional de las Artes Plásticas. Subasta Habana 2005. La Habana Vieja: Comité Organizador Subasta Habana, 2005.

                                            Karen Racine

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