Louis-Alexandre Cabié, landscape painter, was born at Dol in the Ile-et-Villaine on 25th May 1853. Having studied under the great realist landscape painter, Henri Harpignies, and also under the Bordeaux landscapist, Hippolyte Pradelles, Cabié made his exhibiting debut at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1887. He went on to receive numerous awards and medals, eventually becoming a Chevalier of the Légion d’honneur. He worked primarily in Brittany, the Charente region and in the South West of France, and he died in 1939. Examples of his work are in the Luxembourg in Paris and in the museums of Alençon, Angers, Chambéry, Cognac and Périgueux.