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Title

Jules Dalou


Artist

Alphonse Legros

France, England

1837 - 1911


About

Sometimes claimed for the French School, LEGROS was a Frenchman who adopted England. On the advice of Whistler he came to London in 1863 and in 1875 was put in charge of the etching class at the Royal College in South Kensington, where as a teacher, and later again at the Slade School, he exercised a strong traditional influence. His importance as a printmaker lay largely in the revival of original portrait etching, of which we have a number in the collection. This portrait of the sculptor Jules Dalou was made during the years of Dalou’s English exile following the Paris Commune. Legros introduced Dalou to a circle of patrons and obtained him a teaching post at the South Kensington Schools.


Details


Date

1877


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching


Dimensions

22.5 x 15.2 cm platemark; 34.5 x 24.5 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.l., incised plate "A Legros". Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Hendrik Kolenberg 2013. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.


Location

Not on display


Accession number

142.2013


Artist information

Alphonse Legros

Works in the collection

15


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Timothy Wilcox, Alphone Legros, Dijon, 1988, 104, 105 (illus.). no.61