Le Parisien

Louis Legrand
Le Parisien
Etching, Drypoint, & Aquatint

An original Louis Legrand Etching, Drypoint, & Aquatint print.

(The Parisian Child)


Original etching, aquatint and drypoint printed in colors on Japan paper.

A richly printed impression of Arwas’ ninth and final state, printed after the addition of the remarque to the lower edge of the plate, from the edition of 60, numbered by the publisher in pencil lower right. Published by Gustave Pellet, Paris, bearing his monogram stamp (lugt 1193) in red ink jus below the platemark lower right.

Catalog: Arwas A251 ix/ix; Exteens 222

21 1/16 x 14 1/16 inches

Sheet Size: 27 5/8 x 18 15/16 inches

Legrand was one of the most successful printmakers of his period in Paris. He made his reputation with his appealing themes of young ballet dancers, and with the witty but slightly cruel observations made in his café scenes. However, like other artists of his style and generation there were other sides to his art, less well known but very highly accomplished. His quiet intimiste studies of his family are just such an aspect, they also have a stylization which gives them an added appeal.