Prints and a Few Drawings from Great Collections of the Past

  1. Master MR, Christ on the Cross
  2. Dürer, St. Bartholomew
  3. Dürer, Christ Before Caiaphas
  4. Raimondi, Philosophy
  5. Raimondi, Façade with Caryatids
  6. Beham, Job Conversing
  7. Beham, Satyr Sounding a Horn
  8. Beham, Peasant Couple Walking
  9. Caraglio, Martyrdom of St. Paul
  10. Aldegrever, Standard Bearer
  11. Pencz, Feeding the Hungry
  12. Pencz, Artemisia Preparing
  13. Falconetto, Tomb Surmounted
  14. Claesz, St. Peter Seated
  15. Treu, Noble Dancers
  16. Master FP, Hercules Killing
  17. Brun, February
  18. Solis, Arithmetria
  19. de Bruyn, The Circumcision
  20. Sadeler, Virgin and Child
  21. Goltzius, A Young Man
  22. Matham, The Planets
  23. Brizio, Extensive Landscape
  24. van de Velde, Fête Villageoise
  25. van de Velde, Backgammon
  26. van Uyttenbroek, Tobias
  27. van Uyttenbroek, Bacchus
  28. Rembrandt, The Small Lion Hunt
  29. Hollar, Woman with Headdress
  30. Saftleven, Dutch Peasant
  31. Ostade, Bust of a Peasant
  32. Stoop, A Grazing Horse
  33. Fyt, Set of Animals
  34. Bega, The Three Drinkers
  35. Anonymous, Landscape
  36. Nanteuil, Charles Benoise
  37. Nanteuil, Cardinal Mazarin
  38. Nanteuil, Pierre Seguier
  39. van Vliet, St. Jerome Sitting
  40. Cossin, Ornament Design
  41. Sirani, St. Eustace
  42. Somer, Hagar and Ishmael
  43. Daullé, La Muse Clio
  44. Tiepolo, The Holy Family
  45. MacArdell, Hannah, Mrs. Horneck
  46. Laurie, Elizabeth, Dutchess
  47. Denon, Village Scene
  48. Charlet, Les Français
  49. Pieraccini, Holy Family
  50. Daumier, Y n’y a rien comm’
  51. Daubigny, Les Ruines du Chateau
  52. Daubigny, Lever de Lune
  53. Meryon, Le Petit Pont
  54. Rops, La Poupée du Satyre
  55. Whistler, Old Hungerford Bridge
  56. Legros, Un Coin de Rivière
  57. Buhot, Frontispice
  58. Forain, La Rencontre
  59. Pennell, Hampton Court Palace
  60. Delâtre, Silhouette de Femme

56. Alphonse Legros

Un Coin de Rivière

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Legros, Un Coin de Rivière

Un Coin de Rivière

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Etching, ca. 1890 ( ?), 178 x 248 mm., Bliss 465 iv/ ?. Fine impression, one of only three proofs of this state, on old laid paper with a pale bluish sheen, with good margins, signed in pencil ; a few small, pale, brown stains in the sky. Despite the lack of a firm date, this is one of Legros’ later etchings, experimenting here with subtleties of grey and totally avoiding strong contrasts. It is all about the play of light on the trees, the water, the boat and the boatman on a grey day. Legros is seriously underrated today. The variety of his work and its often experimental nature is really quite admirable.

F. E. Bliss (Lugt 265). Francis Edward Bliss (1847-1930) was born and died in Santa Barbara, CA, but lived for many years in London. Around 1905, he began to collect modern British and French prints: Haden, Strang, Short, John, Whistler, Besnard, Forain, Degas, Lepère and Manet, but above all, Alphonse Legros. The catalog of his collection of Legros (over 2000 impressions), despite its lack of certain vital information (dates, total number of states, descriptions of states, etc.), is basic study material for any present or future work on that artist. Duplicates from Bliss’ collection were sold at auction in London at various times from 1913 to 1923, together with various paintings and drawings. The basic print collection was kept intact until 1923, when the Forains were sold to Keppel, who made an exhibition of them. In 1942, Albert F. Wiggin purchased the Legros collection, then about 1900 pieces, and donated it to the Boston Public Library. This impression, then, would be one of the duplicates previously sold at auction.

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