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Jules Dalou



Alphonse Legros

France, England

1837 – 1911

  • Details

    Media category
    Materials used
    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.

    Gift of Hendrik Kolenberg 2013. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
    Not on display
    Accession number

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Alphonse Legros

    Works in the collection


  • 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.

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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

  • Provenance

    Hendrik Kolenberg, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Gift of Hendrik Kolenberg 2013.

    Craddock & Barnard, London/England, Purchased by Kolenberg 1987

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