Etching by Louis Legrand
Original etching, aquatint, and drypoint printed in black-brown ink on wove paper. Final state of
six states originally published in 1896. Signed and titled in the plate lower edge of the image.
Original etching pulled in 1896 and
included in the September 1896 edition of La Gazette des Beaux-Arts (The Gazette of Fine Arts). Titled Flore
Artificielle, (Artificial Flower), this work evokes the famous belle epoque era of Paris at the end of
the 19th century. In the image, a woman is seated before a mirror applying her makeup before going out. Legrand
was an observer of Parisian society, and often captured figures in casual moments such as this.
Edition size is unknown. This is the final
state of six states and was sized for a suppliement to Gazette it was published with. Documented in Louis Legrand: Catalogue Raisonne,
by Victor Arwas, 2006, 163.
- Title: Flore Artificielle
Year of publication: 1896
- Signature: Signed and Titled
in the plate lower part of image
- Image size: 9-1/8 inches H
x 6 inches W (23.5 cm x 15.2 cm)
- Sheet size: 10.25 H inches
x 6-7/8 inches W (26 cm x 17.4 cm)
- Reference: Arwas, A133
Framed in an antiqued
gold frame, and finished in brown and off-white double matting. Covered with UV-resistant acrylic cover. Framed
size is 21-1/2 inches H x 17-5/8 inches W (54.6 cm x 44.8 cm).
Price is $550 USD. J D Smith Fine Art will provide
a Certificate of Authenticity to the buyer. Free shipping on
this piece to North America. Please contact us for shipping to Europe. Insurance
included in shipping. Please call or email if you wish to purchase this interesting work by this important French