Le Poète - The Poet

Alphonse LEGROS

Le Poète – The Poet

aquatint on wove paper; 298 x 226 mm (11 11/16 x 8 7/8 inches)

signed in pencil at lower right

IFF 147; Bliss 225 first state

“Legros is a distinctly isolated phenomenon within the French printmaking; the Faustian element of his work approaches a very Germanic feeling” (Thieme/Becker, vol. 22, p. 574).

In 1863 Legros went to England where he remained for the rest of his life. Especially as a printmaker he became a significant influence on a whole generation of such English artists as Shannon, Strang, and Holroyd.

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