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Alphonse Legros (1837-1911)


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Title/s

Alphonse Legros (1837-1911)

Maker/s

Dalou, Aimé Jules (sculptor) [ULAN info: French sculptor, 1838-1902]

Category

sculpture

Name

head

Description

Bronze, cast. Head shown full face; bearded and moustached, with thick hair.

Production Notes

This bronze originated in the head of a half-length plaster figure of Legros which was made while Dalou was living and working in London. After becoming disatisfied with the figure Dalou smashed it. The head is said to have been retrieved by Edouard Lanteri, and is probably the plaster now in the Victoria and Albert Museum (A.7-1993). Further plasters are in the Musée de Dijon, and the Strang Collection at the Slade School of Art, London.

Production Place

London? (sculptor) (place)

England (sculptor) (country)

Technique Description

bronze, cast

Dimensions

height: (whole): 13.0 in

Period

late 19th-early 20th Century
Victoria I

Date

circa 1863 to 1902

Provenance

given: Knowles, Guy John Fenton 1950 (Filtered for: Applied Arts collection)

Possibly Edouard Lanteri; Guy John Fenton Knowles

Given by G.J. F. Knowles

Documentation

  1. Catalogue of Foreign Painting, Drawings & Sculpture, London?
    [comments: Cf. no. 3610, plaster head of Legros by Dalou. Given by Mrs Löyse Knowles, wife of Charles Julius Knowles, and mother of Guy Knowles, 1922.]
  2. Christie's (1953) Christie's Sale Catalogue, 24th July 1953, London?24th July 1953)
    [comments: Cf. Another bronze model sold, lot 161, on a bronze base, height 20" ,various properties]
  3. Bilbey, Diane (2002) British Sculpture 1470 to 2000, A Concise Catalogue of the Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London: V. & A. Publications [page: 245-6]
    [comments: Cf. p. 245-6, no. 372, a plaster head of Legros in the Victoria and Albert Museum (A.5-1993). On p. 246 the authors mention other plasters, and bronzes, among them, the Fitzwilliam's.]

Other Notes

Accession Number

M.16-1950 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 13602; Input Date: 2000-10-02 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)