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Old Man Gathering Fodder (L'Homme au Fourrage)

Accession Number
1949/1.89

Title
Old Man Gathering Fodder (L'Homme au Fourrage)

Artist(s)
Alphonse Legros

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1880

Medium & Support
etching and drypoint on paper

Dimensions
5 1/4 in. x 6 1/2 in. ( 13.3 cm x 16.5 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Carl Fredric Clarke

Label 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 Type
intaglio print

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
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hats

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