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Alphonse Legros. 1837-1911.

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Le bouleaux: bord de l'eau, effect du matin. (Birches: along the water, effect of morning). Etching. Bliss 325.iii/iv. 4 7/8 x 7 7/8 (sheet 9 x 11 9/16). Edition 42 in this state (total 98 proofs in 3 states plus an unrecorded edition in state 4 in which the plate was reduced). Provenance: Baldwin-Wallace College. Printed with plate tone on 'O.W.P.L.' cream laid paper with full margins. Signed in pencil. $350.

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Chercheurs du Trésor (Treasure Hunters). Etching. Wright 697. 4 3/8 x 5 3/4 (sheet 5 5/8 x 6 3/4). Printed with plate tone on antique cream laid paper. Provenance: Baldwin-Wallace College.Possibly the treasure is the wild truffle. Signed in pencil. $325.

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La Lisière de Fôret. (The Edge of the Forest). Etching. Bliss 504. 8 x 12 1/2 (sheet 9 1/4 x 13 5/8). Provenance: Baldwin-Wallace College. A rich impression printed on cream laid paper. A large, impressive plate with subtle inking. Unsigned. $275.

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Pont de Moulin. (Mill Near the Bridge). Etching. Bliss 480 iv/vii. 4 7/8 x 6 1/8 (sheet 6 7/16 x 7 1/2). Provenance: Baldwin-Wallace College. Printed with subtle plate tone on cream laid paper. Signed in pencil. $325.

Portrait of George Frederick Watts (1817-1904. 1879. Etching. Beraldi 198.iii/iv; Wright 198 iii; Bliss 198. 7 1/8 x 5 1/4 (sheet 11 7/8 x 8). As published the Revue de l'Art ancien et moderne May 10, 1900. A fine impression printed on the full sheet of cream wove paper. Signed in the plate. 225.

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Alphonse Legros was a French painter, sculptor and etcher. He was born in Dijon and spent his early career in Paris. He was encouraged by Whistler to move to London, which he did in 1863. His pupils include William Strang and Charled Holroyd.

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