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by Joseph Benwell Clarkdrypoint, 1880NPG D18054
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31 August 2015, 18:04
This etching of Legros was done whilst Benwell Clark was a student at the Slade School of Art alongside Henry Scott Tuke who attended the Slade from 1875 - 1879, Thomas Cooper Gotch and William Strang. See portrait of Benwell Clark in ' H.S.Tuke A Memoir by Maria Tuke Sainsbury' Secker 1933 opp.sit page 32 by Henry Scott Tuke. Clark's etching is very similar to Legros own etching style when applied to portraiture as was Tuke's. Tuke and Clark met up again when they both were students at Laurens Atelier, Paris in 1881 - 82 and they encountered each other again in 1913 when Tuke became a tutor at the Life room at the Royal Academy School s where Benwell Clark was Curator.
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