Available works by: Alphonse Legros  French (1837 - 1911)  

Alphonse Legros was born on May 8, 1837 in Dijon, France. His father was an accountant, and came from the neighboring village of Véronnes. While young, Legros visited the farms of his relatives, and the peasants and landscapes of that part of France are the subjects of many of his works. He was sent to the art school at Dijon with a view to qualifying for a trade, and was apprenticed to an interior decorator. In 1851, Legros left for Paris, but passing through Lyon he worked for six months as journeyman muralist for painter/art restorer Jean-Baptiste Beuchot, who was painting the chapel of Cardinal Bonald in the cathedral.

Legros sent two portraits to the Paris Salon of 1857: one was rejected, and formed part of the exhibition of protest organized by Francois Bonvin in his studio; the other, which was accepted, was a profile portrait of his father. Art critic Champfleury saw the work in the Salon, and sought out the artist to enlist him in the "Realists," a group anchored by Gustave Courbet. Legros picked up the art of etching by watching a colleague in Paris who worked as a commercial engraver, and taught himself both etching and medallion making. He considered the traditional journey to Italy an important part of artistic training, and in later years, gave part of his salary to augment the income available for a travelling internship. In his early career, he lived from the sales of his etchings and teaching. He began teaching etching at the South Kensington School of Art and in 1876 became a Slade Professor at University College, London, succeeding Edward Poynter. Alphonse Legros died in Watford, Hertfordshire, England on December 8, 1911.

Alphonse Legros : La Mort Et Le Bucheron (Death And The Woodcutter), Second Plate at Davidson Galleries

Alphonse Legros (1837 - 1911)

La Mort Et Le Bucheron (Death And The Woodcutter), Second Plate

Medium: Etching and drypoint on laid paper
Year: 1876
Signature: Initialed in the plate
References: Bliss 142; Poulet-Malassis 142-xi/xi (Published state)
Size: 12-1/4 x 9-1/8 inches
Stock Number: 15132
Price: $200.00

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Alphonse Legros (1837 - 1911)

L'Entree du Champ (the Gate)

Medium: Etching
Signature: Signed in pencil
References: Bliss 296 ii/iii
Size: 6-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches
Stock Number: 15126
Price: $275.00

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Alphonse Legros (1837 - 1911)

L'Ambulance (Field Hospital)

Medium: Etching
Signature: Trace of a signature in pencil
References: Bliss 124; Poulet-Malassis 142 (only state)
Size: 14-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches
Stock Number: 24951
Price: $185.00

Alphonse Legros : La Lisière de Fôret. (The Edge of the Forest) at Davidson Galleries

Alphonse Legros (1837 - 1911)

La Lisière de Fôret. (The Edge of the Forest)

Medium: Etching
Signature: Unsigned
References: Bliss 504
Size: 8 x 12-5/8 inches
Condition: Attached to a backing paper at top two corners.
Stock Number: 28310
Price: $185.00

Alphonse Legros : Le Manège (The Carousel) at Davidson Galleries

Alphonse Legros (1837 - 1911)

Le Manège (The Carousel)

Medium: Etching
Year: 1863
Signature: Unsigned
References: Poulet-Malassis 75-iii/iii; Bliss 75-vi/vi
Size: 10-1/4 x 14-1/4 inches
Condition: Lightly toned along edges of sheet.
Stock Number: 28320
Price: $225.00

Alphonse Legros : Mendiants Anglais at Davidson Galleries

Alphonse Legros (1837 - 1911)

Mendiants Anglais

Medium: Etching and drypoint
Year: 1875
Signature: Signed in the plate
References: Poulet-Malassis 85-iv/iv; Blissv 85-viii/viii
Size: 6-1/4 x 6-1/8 inches
Stock Number: 28323
Price: $165.00

Les Faiseurs de Fagots (Two proofs)

Les Faiseurs de Fagots (Two proofs) Two etchings sold as a pair. 1877-1884.  [15125]  $850 for the set

Les Faiseurs de Fagots (Two proofs)

Les Faiseurs de Fagots (Two proofs) : Les Faiseurs de Fagots (1 of 2) at Davidson Galleries

Alphonse Legros French (1837 - 1911)

Les Faiseurs de Fagots (1 of 2)

Signature: Signed in ink
References: Bliss 182i, according to annotations on sheet.

Les Faiseurs de Fagots (Two proofs) : Les Faiseurs de Fagots (2 of 2) at Davidson Galleries

Alphonse Legros French (1837 - 1911)

Les Faiseurs de Fagots (2 of 2)

Signature: Signed in pencil
References: Bliss 182ii according to annotations on sheet.