The Wall of the Presbytery


Alphonse Legros (1837-1921), The Wall of the Presbytery (Le Mur du Presbytere), c. 1890, etching and drypoint, signed in pencil lower right. In good condition, printed on a cream laid paper (probably a journal or bookkeeping paper), very slight toning, remains of prior hinging verso. 5 3/8 x 7 1/4, the sheet 7 3/4 x 9.

A fine impression with substantial burr from the drypoint work.

This etching is closely aligned with a number of Rembrandt’s smaller landscapes; in particular the tower and dense wooded areas in front of it and at the left attest to Legros’s love of the work of the master.