Happy Birthday Jean Baptiste Leprince!! Another French printmaker, today, Leprince, was born in 1734. He began his artistic study in Metz (his native city) and then traveled to Paris and studied with painter Francois Boucher. Following his apprenticeship, Le Prince toured to Russia, Lithuania, Siberia and Finland, returning with a collection of ideas and drawings that he transformed into paintings. The Russian Cradle is pictured below, and a prime example of Le Prince's expert technique and admirable detail.