Un Charron (The Wheelwright)


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.


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 fine lightly printed impression, printed with a layer of plate tone.

It is also noted on the mat “Rare only 10 proofs.”

The wheelwright is apparently shaping wheels or related implements from the wood being brought to him by the woman to his left.