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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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P1273(20a)

Alphonse Legros

by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
albumen print, 6 October 1863
NPG P1273(20a)

6345

Group associated with the New English Art Club

by Sir William Newenham Montague Orpen
pencil, black chalk (or charcoal), pen, ink and watercolour, circa 1904
NPG 6345

x87224

Alphonse Legros

by Unknown photographer
vintage gelatin silver print, circa 1899
NPG x87224

x87225

Frances Rosetta Legros (née Hodgson); Alphonse Legros

by Unknown photographer
glossy vintage print on card mount, 1900s
NPG x87225

x6532

Alphonse Legros

by George Charles Beresford
half-plate glass negative, 1902
NPG x6532

x6533

Alphonse Legros

by George Charles Beresford
half-plate glass negative, 1902
NPG x6533

x13483

Alphonse Legros

by George Charles Beresford
sepia-toned platinotype print, 1902
NPG x13483

x13484

Alphonse Legros

by George Charles Beresford
sepia-toned platinotype print, 1902
NPG x13484

x13486

Alphonse Legros

by George Charles Beresford
sepia-toned platinotype print, 1902
NPG x13486

x13485

Alphonse Legros

by George Charles Beresford
sepia-toned platinotype print, 1902
NPG x13485

D18055

Alphonse Legros

by C.J. Durham
etching, 1860s-1870s
NPG D18055

D18061

Alphonse Legros

by Félix Bracquemond
etching, 1861
NPG D18061

D16214

Alphonse Legros

probably by Jules Adolphe Chauvet, after Paul Albert Besnard
heliogravure, late 19th century
NPG D16214

D18056

Alphonse Legros

by Frédéric Régamey
etching, published 1877
NPG D18056

D18059

Alphonse Legros

by George Frederic Watts
etching, circa 1879
NPG D18059

D18060

Alphonse Legros

by George Frederic Watts
etching, circa 1879
NPG D18060

D18062

Alphonse Legros

by George Frederic Watts
etching, circa 1879
NPG D18062

D18054

Alphonse Legros

by Joseph Benwell Clark
drypoint, 1880
NPG D18054