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Artist Peter Le Lievre remembered with blue plaque

Blue plaque
The first plaque in the island was put up in September 2008

The life and work of a prominent 19th Century Guernsey artist is to be marked with a blue plaque on his home.

Peter Le Lievre was born in 1812 and lived his whole life at 17 Hauteville in St Peter Port.

Mr Le Lievre is best remembered for his sketches and watercolours of Guernsey, which recall a time gone by.

Museums Director Dr Jason Monaghan said it was the first of a series of plaques and choosing which historical figures to commemorate had not been easy.

Mr Le Lievre was not widely known as an artist during his own lifetime and painting was a private hobby known only to his friends.

He was known as a constable and douzenier of St Peter Port, a wine merchant, Lt Col in the Royal Guernsey Artillery Regiment and someone with a keen interest in marine biology and archaeology.

The plaque will be installed at 17 Hauteville, subject to planning approval.

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