Wednesday, 25 May 2016
Alphonse Legros (1837–1911)
"Un vagabond passant dans une ruelle" [Vagabond moving along a lane] formerly known as "Le voyageur surpris par l'orage (dite "La Bose") [Voyager surprised by the storm (The North Wind)], 1890–1904
Etching and drypoint with plate tone on fine cream laid paper, (sheet) 23.7 x 35.7 cm;” (plate) 15.1 l x 27.4 cm; (image) 14.1 x 26.7 cm
Inscribed with the artist's signature within the plate (lower right corner) and hand signed in pencil below the plate (lower right)
Soulier + Legros 265; Dodgson 265
Condition: well-inked superb impression with a fine layer of plate tone, pencil signed, with generous margins and in good condition (i.e. there are no tears, stains, folds, creases or foxing). There is pale toning surrounding the image from past mounting (recto).
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For me this was a curious image. I simply couldn't understand why the poor wayfarer was huddled under his coat. Fortunately this quandary was soon dispelled once I discovered that the original title "explained" his actions: "Voyager Surprised by the Storm (The North Wind)"—the chap was sheltering from the freezing wind!