Adolphe-Hippolyte Couveley (originally Couvelet) was an accomplished French painter and lithographer. His talent for maritime subjects led to his appointment as the official painter for the French Navy. He exhibited frequently at the Paris Salon and his works are held in various public collections including the British Museum.
Paris Salon, Dijon Salon.
British Museum, Musée d'art Moderne André-Malraux, Musée National de la Marine, The Baltimore Museum of Art.
Born in Charleville-Mézières, France, the son of artist Jean-Baptiste Couvelet (1772-1830) who worked in the circle of Jacques-Louis David, and Marguerite Adélaïde Colson (1773-1820).
Debuted at the Paris Salon where he continued to exhibit until 1866.
Undertook study trips to Brittany and London.
Shown at the Salon in Dijon.
Became the founder and curator of Le Havre Museum where he met the artist Eugène Boudin (1824-1898).
Married Joséphine Virtel in Paris.
Obtained a grant to enable Eugène Boudin to study in Paris.
Became a Knight of the Legion of Honor.
Died in Le Havre, France.