Current Inventory by Alphonse Legros

Les Moissonneurs (The Reapers)

Artist: Alphonse Legros
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Alphonse Legros (1837-1921), Les Moissonneurs (The Reapers), etching, c. 1890, signed in pencil lower right margin. Reference: Bliss 464, third state (of 3). In excellent condition, printed on a cream wove paper, the full sheet, 6 x 9 7/8, the sheet 9 1/4 x 12 3/4 inches. Provenance: Colnaghi’s, London (with their stock number c65632 verso) Kennedy Galleries, New York (with their stock number A22741 recto) A delicately printed impression, with a light veil of plate tone overall. This is a rare example; there were only 12 impressions of the third state, and 5 of the second.

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Un Charron (The Wheelwright)

Artist: Alphonse Legros
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Alphonse Legros (1837-1911), Un Charron (The Wheelwright), etching, c. 1890, signed in pencil lower right. Reference: Bliss 267. In good condition, printed on a cream laid paper with a flower (?) watermark, with margins, 6 x 8, the sheet 6 5/8 x 8 5/8 inches. Provenance: Frank E. Bliss (with his stamp verso, Lugt 265. Bliss was the author of a catalogue raisonne of the Legros prints). Collection of the Artist.  The following is written on the mat: “Ex library Deigton 16/12/09. The proof bought from Deighton was subsequently exchanged Legros for the proof in the artist’s Private Collection.” A […]

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