LAUENBURG. A town in the Province of Pomerania, Prussia, situated on the Leba, 38 miles west-northwest of Danzig (Map: Prussia, G 1). There are manufactures of woolen and linen cloth, and of white and common leather, matches, machinery, and spirits. Population, in 1900, 10,436.
LAUGtE, FRANcOIS (1823 96). A French painter, born at Maromme. Seine Inferieure, pupil of Picot and of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. After a visit to Belgium and Eng land, he began to exhibit portraits and historical genre scenes, turned from romantic subjects to delineations of popular life, and subsequently produced a number of religious paintings for churches. Among his most noteworthy works are: "Assassination of Rizzio" (1849, Amiens Museum) ; "Death of Zurbaran" (1850) ; "Le sueur with the Carthusian Monks" (1855. Lux embourg Museum) ; "Saint Louis Washing the Feet of the Poor" (1863, Ministry of State) ; "Baptism of Clovis," and "Saint Clotilde Help ing the Poor" (1870): mural paintings in the Church of Saint Clotilde, Paris; "Candle of the Madonna" (1877, Luxembourg) ; "Triumph of Flora" (1879), decorative painting in the Mite] Continental, Paris; "The Servant of the Poor" (1880. Lille Museum) ; "Victor Hugo on His
Deathbed" (1886) ; "Palm Sunday" (1892) ; "Martyrdom of Saint Denis," mural painting in the Church of the Trinity; besides several deco rative works in other churches and in the Ex change in Paris. He was awarded medals in 1850, 1855. 1859, 1861, and 1863, and decorated with the Legion of Honor in 1865.—His son and pupil, GEORGES (1853—), is a genre painter. who studied also under Pils and Henri Lehmann. and whose works include such subjects as "Repast of the Mowers" (1877), "Poor Blind Man" (1881), and "The First-Born" (1883).