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1863 Dijon – 1951 Livry-Gargan


Au Café: La Négresse - 1909


Etching and drypoint on laid paper bearing the “Pellet et Legrand surmounted by Swann and Fleur-de-lys” watermark. Hand signed in pencil in the margin lower right, also signed in the plate lower right. Edition of 69. Published by Gustave Pellet, Paris, with his monogram stamp (Lugt 1193) in red ink in margin also lower right. Size of sheet: 44 x 31 cm. One of eight plates from the album ‘Les Bars’.


Arwas A390 (III/III), Exteens 276.


Magnificent, differentiated print with fine plate tone and beautifully drawn plate edge, with full margins. Some toning from the old mount, otherwise in very fine condition.



Louis Auguste Legrand: La Négresse

  • The brilliant draughtsman and printmaker Louis Legrand is one of the most famous artists of the French Belle Époque, a time of freedom, progress and joie de vivre. Legrand depicted Paris life, its cafés, theatres, dancers and the decadent world of the beau monde. He became one of the most admired and sought after artists of the era and was perhaps the most successful printmaker of his period in Paris.

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