La Negresse

Louis Legrand
La Negresse

An original hand-signed Louis Legrand Drypoint print.


Original drypoint printed in black ink on laid paper bearing the “Pellet et Legrand” surmounted by a Swan and Fleur-de-lys” watermark.

Hand-signed in pencil in the margin lower right Louis Legrand, also signed in the plate upper left.

A superb impression of Arwas’ third and final state, showing rich burr throughout, printed after the reduction of the plate, From the edition of 65 on this paper, numbered in pencil also lower right (apart from the editions of 3 on parchment and 30 on Japan paper printed prior to the reduction of the plate and the removal of the remarque.) One of eight plates from the album Les Bars, published by Gustave Pellet, Paris, with his monogram stamp (Lugt 1193) in red ink at the lower right corner of the plate.

Catalog: Arwas A390; Exteens 276

8 3/16 x 5 5/8 inches

Sheet Size: 17 1/2 x 12 1/4 inches