|Artist: Louis Legrand, French (1863-1951)
|Title: Private Bar
Original etching with drypoint and
aquatint in black ink. 1905, signed
in pencil and numbered No.36 in pencil.
From the edition of 50 this is No.36
Printed by Gustave Pellet.
Ref: Bibliotheque Nationale Inventory 124.
Presented in 18 x 25 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing
labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat via Fedex.
Certificate of Authenticity.
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| Sheet Size:
||13 5/8 x 20 7/8 in /34.5 x 53 cm
|| 9 7/8 x 14 in /25.2 x 35.6 cm
| Price: Sold
"Private Bar" is amongst Legrand's most renowned and characteristic
large etchings of the turn of the century, but one which very rarely
appears on the the market. The theme, the life of the cafe society
and the Parisian bars, is one that Legrand depicted often, with an
eye for the atmosphere, the style, and the decadence of the period
and his great gift as a draughtsman.
Depicted in this etching is "Le Chocolat" the famous black
clown, who together with Footit,
became famous in Paris at the "Folies-Bergere" Toulouse-Lautrec's
made a wonderful illustration of "Chocolate dancing" for
"Le Rire" View
"Legrand was not only very gifted in his drawing, he was an artist
who had an inspired feeling for the varied visual effects of the techniques
of etching which he used in his prints. The contrasts between crisp
line, drypoint with richly varied densities of ink from strong burr
to subtly burnished half-tones, softground and aquatint, give works
such as this a quality of light and tone which is strongly painterly,
modelling and enlivening the whole surface of the sheet." (Weston)