Alphonse Legros

Près du moulin (Near the Windmill)

Près du moulin (Near the Windmill) by Alphonse Legros

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Alphonse Legros began etching in 1855, and produced over 600 plates. The poet Baudelaire was an important mentor and friend, as was Whistler and Henri Fantin-Latour. Awarded an honourable mention at the Salon of 1860, Legros emerged as a leader of the younger generation of Realists. These evocative landscape etchings were made before he moved permanently to England in the 1860s, where his work earned high praise from the PreRaphaelites. (Impressions of Time and Place, 2002)

Title
Près du moulin (Near the Windmill)
Artist/creator
Production date
1855-1911
Medium
drypoint
Dimensions
201 x 270 mm
Inscription
(below image - pencil) A. Legros (LR) 387 II Pres du Moulin (LL). (verso - pencil) W.S. Auburn 1960 (LR).
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/50/81
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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