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Alphonse Legros (1837-1911), Painter, sculptor and etcher

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sitter in 30 portraits
Artist associated with 10 portraits
Painter, sculptor and etcher; born in Dijon and spent early career in Paris. Legros was encouraged by Whistler to come to London in 1863. He was Professor of Fine Art at the Slade from 1875-92, where his insistence on the quality of line laid the foundation for the Slade tradition of fine draughtsmanship. He set out to broaden the syllabus, introducing etching and, in 1884, classes in medal making. Legros's revival of the cast medal, very much in the style of the Renaissance, is characteristic of his interest in working in old techniques and media. His pupils included William Strang and Charles Holroyd.

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D37263

Alphonse Legros

by Charles Haslewood Shannon
lithograph, 1896
NPG D37263

D18051

Alphonse Legros

by Sir William Rothenstein
lithograph, 1896
NPG D18051

D32096

Alphonse Legros

by Sir William Rothenstein
lithograph, 1897
NPG D32096

D37264

Alphonse Legros

by Sir William Rothenstein
lithograph, 1897
NPG D37264

D18050

Alphonse Legros

by Sir William Rothenstein
lithograph, 1897
NPG D18050

D20931

Alphonse Legros

by Sir William Rothenstein
lithograph, 1897
NPG D20931

D18058

Alphonse Legros

by Sir William Rothenstein
lithograph, 1899
NPG D18058

D18053

Alphonse Legros

by Sir Charles Holroyd
etching, exhibited 1905
NPG D18053

D18057

Alphonse Legros

by Edward Robert Hughes
drypoint, circa 1905
NPG D18057

D18052

Alphonse Legros

by William Strang
etching, 1913
NPG D18052