Louis LEGRAND

In 1884 Louis Legrand (1863-1951) arrived in Paris, from his native Dijon, a provincial young man.  He would not remain so for long.  With a fierce talent for drawing, which tended towards social criticism, Legrand made his way as an illustrator for weekly magazines and as an apprentice to the depraved Belgian artist Félicien Rops.  From Rops, Legrand learned printmaking, and he never looked back.  Legrand continued to draw for publications on occasion, but as of the early 1890s he applied his talents as an etcher.  Well versed in aquatint, sugar-lifts, soft-ground, pure etching and drypoint, Legrand depicted Paris’ underbelly, its young ballerina’s, its night life…  Hundreds of prints, both monochromatic and in color attest to his great talent as the Belle Epoque etcher by excellence.

After the Bath
$825

After the Bath

LEGRAND, Louis

Apres le Bain (original French title) Two impressions of a drypoint.References: Exsteens 267; Arwas 378. Two states.First state, printed on Louis L...

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In the Shade
$650

In the Shade

LEGRAND, Louis

A l'Ombre (original French title) Etching &drypoint on laid Louis Legrand paper.Reference: Arwas 256; Exteens 229.One of 4 impressions in the 1...

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Prostitution Sold
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Prostitution

LEGRAND, Louis

Etching, aquatint and drypoint on simili-japon paper.References: Exsteens 25; Arwas 39.Edition unknown, likely of circa 50.Published by Gustave Pel...

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Louis Legrand
$975

Little Tease

LEGRAND, Louis

Petite Marcheuse (original French title) Etching, aquatint & drypoint printed on simili-japon wove paper.References: Arwas 361; Exsteens 250.Pl...

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Louis Legrand - Les Blanchisseuses - color aquatint etching - belle epoque - redhead - washer women Sold
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Washer Women

LEGRAND, Louis

Les Blanchisseuses (original French title) Color aquatint and etching on simili-japon.References: Arwas 186; Exsteen 163.From the album Faune Paris...

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L'Apres Diner d'un Faune Sold
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L'Apres Diner d'un Faune

LEGRAND, Louis

Ref: Exsteen 159. Second state of three, before the plate was cut down. Plate one of "Faune Parisienne".

Louis Legrand - Les Amants - lovers - aquatint and etching - violin Sold
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Lovers

LEGRAND, Louis

Les Amants (original French title) Aquatint, etching & drypoint printed on Arches laid paper.References: Arwas 169; BN-IFF 84; Exsteens 150.Fou...

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Danseuse Assise Sold
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Danseuse Assise

LEGRAND, Louis

Drawn on tan wove paper. References: Mauclair page 257 (illustrated). Signed in pencil and monogrammed in red pencil, lower right corner In very fi...

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Le Passant Sold
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Le Passant

LEGRAND, Louis

Ref: Exsteens 263. Edition of 65. Signed, numbered "21/65" in pencil. With Pellet's red stamp (Lugt 1193).