Portrait of the artist

Alphonse Legros French and British

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Legros was among the founding members of the Société des Aquafortistes (Society of Etchers), established in Paris in 1862. The following year, he moved to London, where he worked for the remainder of his career. As a painter, he favored religious and genre subjects in a realist style, but as a draftsman and printmaker, he specialized in landscapes and portraits of distinguished sitters. He found a ready market for his work in all media in England. Legros maintained close ties with his French colleagues and helped his friends, such as Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas, navigate the English art world.

Portrait of the artist, Alphonse Legros (French, Dijon 1837–1911 Watford, Hertfordshire), Etching and drypoint; third state of four

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