Paul Lecomte ( - )
Paul Lecomte was a student of the painter Emile Lambinet. He is considered one of the last representatives of the Barbizon school. His watercolors are influenced by Japonism.
He painted rural scenes of the Ile-de-France and landscapes with a predilection for wooded ponds and colorful Provençal seascapes, especially in the vicinity of Marseille, often showing trades that have disappeared.
He signed his works "Paul Lecomte", not to be confused with his nephew Paul-Émile Lecomte. His works can be found in the Louvre, the Petit-Palais, the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Mulhouse and the Musée de Gray.