2nd July, birth of Toussaint Gabriel Loppé in Montpellier. His father Samuel Loppé came from a Protestant family in Alençon (Normandie), he was a career soldier. His mother Sophie Églée Sue, was from Montpellier (South of France).
Gabriel Loppé spent a miserable period in Paris, before leaving at the age of 16 for health reasons.
He joined his parents in Embrun (Hautes-Alpes), where he acquired and mastered his taste for drawing en plein air – from nature.
Loppé went to the Bernese Oberland, near Meiringen to join other students from Diday’s and Calame’s studio at an outdoor painting school First excursion on the Aar glacier, with the young Englishman Beresford Walker who subsequently introduced him to climbing.
Loppé left Diday’s studio after three months. In Paris, at the Louvre, he copied paintings by the Dutch masters.
February 22nd, a Republican insurrection broke out in Paris, and Loppé took part in the demolition of the Palais des Tuileries. He was recalled by his father to Dijon and sent outside France to Brienz (Bernese Oberland, Switzerland) to pacify his political convictions.
Stayed at Fillinges (Haute-Savoie) to work on his painting. First visit to Annecy. Loppé first went to Chamonix and the Mer de Glace.
June 30th, marriage to Marguerite Bachet. Loppé settled in Annecy and stayed every summer in Chamonix.
Death of his parents.
July 19th, his first ascent to the Grands Mulets new hut.
Geneva, municipal exhibition at the Rath Museum, (other participations in 1856,‘57,’59,’61 and ‘64).
Three ascents of mont Blanc (23rd, 25th July and 13th August).
Loppé and his family moved to Geneva. London Universal Exhibition, 2 works exhibited in the Switzerland section, (idem in 67 and 78 at the Paris Universal Exhibitions) Stayed 9 days at Les Grands Mulets.
Loppé became an honorary member of the Alpine Club in London. 28thJuly, 4th ascent of mont Blanc.
Loppé became a member of the Geneva section of the Swiss Alpine Club.
September 5th, 5th ascent of mont Blanc, Loppé painted two ‘pochades’ from the summit.
In Chamonix, he opened an exhibition gallery: La Galerie Alpestre.
February, exhibition in London at the Alpine Club. Stayed in London for several months (as per every year). 6th August and 30th September, ascents of mont Blanc. On the 6th, he painted two sunset scenes from the summit.
January 12th, death of his wife Marguerite. Exhibition in London (He exhibited again in 1875,‘78,‘79,‘91,‘93,‘94,‘95, ‘98,1903,‘04,‘06 and ‘08)
He became a member of the French Alpine Club in the Paris section.
January 19th 1st attempt at a winter ascent of mont Blanc, with his friend James Eccles. On March 3rd, they reached the top of mont Blanc.
A one week stay at the Col du Géant with his daughter Aline (28th August to 5th Sept.)
17th October, Loppé remarried in Kensington (London, England), to Elizabeth Eccles, the sister of his friend James Eccles.
14th November, Loppé left Geneva to settle in Paris.
Paris, participation in the Salon Officiel (other dates: 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1889, 1890, 1894)
In Zermatt in Switzerland at the foot of the Matterhorn, he rented a room in the Hotel des Alpes until 1891 to display his paintings.
28th September, Loppé bought his first camera in Geneva.
Loppé stopped painting due to health problems.
Last summer in Chamonix.
May 19th Gabriel Loppé died at 4 a.m at home, 14 avenue du Trocadéro, he was 87 years old. He is buried with his wife Elizabeth in the Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris.