Old Man Gathering Fodder (L'Homme au Fourrage)Artist(s)Alphonse LegrosArtist NationalityFrench (culture or style)Object Creation Datecirca 1880Medium & Supportetching and drypoint on paperDimensions
5 1/4 in. x 6 1/2 in. ( 13.3 cm x 16.5 cm )Credit LineGift of Carl Fredric ClarkeLabel copy
Looking to Old Masters such as Bruegal, Rembrandt, and Ostade, Romantic-Realist printmakers were fascinated with characters on the margins of society, like beggers, tramps, woodcutters, and faggot gatherers. Legros made more than seven hundred prints of such rural workers, all of which were made after the Frenchman had settled in England in 1863, and all of which were done entirely from memory.Primary Object Classification Print Primary Object Typeintaglio printCollection AreaWesternRights
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