lphonse Legros (1937 - 1911) is one of the leading French printmakers of the late 19th century.
He was a painter, sculptor, and printmaker, who had a profound and lasting influence on young artists in the UK - through his position as a teacher at the Slade School of Art.
Legros was a leading member of the etching revival in France, and at the Slade introduced an etching class. He was an excellent draftsman and played a prominent role in revitalizing British drawing and printmaking at the beginning of the 20th century.
This fine etching ("Paysannes des environs de Boulogne") by Legros dates to 1873. It shows three pious peasant women seated together in contemplation and prayer. They are shown wearing their local dress with distinctive bonnets and capes. The artist's fascination with rural life and peasants is clearly revealed in this sensitive print.
Dimensions: Frame Size is 40 x 30 cm. Platemark is 22.5 x 14.5 cm
CONDITION: Nice clean print. Good clean, dark impression with a clear plate mark. I have photographed the images here through the glass of the frame - so any strange flashes on the images are only reflections and not on the print.
A fine work of museum quality - impressions of this etching are in some of the leading international public print collections.
Signed within the plate: A Legros.
With original mount and frame: Framed by William Simpson, Aberdeen;
The print would benefit from a new window mount - but the current one is pretty clean given its age, and apart from a couple of minor blemishes to the mount - it would be perfectly acceptable to hang as is on your wall.
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