Louis Auguste Mathieu Legrand


An intimate scene of a sleeping child, this etching measures 5 7/8 x 10 1/8, state VII/VII, published c. 1895 in an edition of 50, cat: Arwas- 95, plate signed.


Drypoint from 1910. 3rd and final state. Plate signed in the lower left corner. Image measures 4 x 6 inches. Catalog reference: Arwas 407.


Etching, aquatint and drypoint, image size 7 1/2 x 12 inches, 4th state, "Louis Legrand" pencil and plate signed l.r., Arwas A74.


Drypoint from May 25th, 1909. Pencil signed and editioned, with pellet stamp. Plate signed in the upper right corner. Print 22 of an edition of 50. Image measures 8 1/4 5 3/4
Catalog reference: Arwas 379. 4th state, printed on velin.


Etching, image size 14 1/4 x 6 inches, signed and dedicated in pen "A Mon Ami Mil..." (To My Friend Mil...).


Etching printed on May 6th, 1908. 2nd state. Pencil signed and pellet stamped. Plate signed and dated. Large remarque of a beetle in the right corner. Image measures 11 1/8 x 5 1/2 inches. Catalog reference: Arwas 353.


Drypoint etching from 1911. Plate signed in the lower left. Edition of 56. Red stamp of the publisher, Gustave Pellet, in the lower right. Catalog: A 412. Plate measures 8 1/2 x 6 1/8 inches in a gold 18 1/4 x 22 1/2 inch gold frame. An intimate portrait with plate toning and a rich drypoint burr.


This is a very fine original etching with beautiful plate tone by French artist Louis Legrand. The image size is 5 7/8 x 8 1/4 inches, published in 1911 in an edition of 50 impressions, cat: Arwas- 426, state II/II, pencil signed.


This is a drypoint etching from 1911. The plate measures 7 x 5 1/8 inches in a gold 20 1/4 x 16 1/2 inch frame. Plate signed in the lower right. Pencil numbered in the lower right 16 in an edition of 44. "Artist's proof" in pencil in the lower left. Catalog: A 417, Lugt 1193. Red stamp of the publisher, Gustave Pellet, in the lower right. A fine impression with a rich drypoint burr.


Etching, aquatint, and drypoint. IV/VII state. April 1st, 1908. Catalog: Arwas 363. Seven states. Plate signed in the upper right, pencil signed and numbered in the lower right. Collector's stamp in the lower right. Numbered 89 in an edition of 100. Image size measures 15 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches on 20 1/4 x 14 1/4 inch wove type paper. A dramatic, ethereal print with a wide tonal range, using light to convey that the dancer is about to go onstage.


Etching, 1909, image size: 8 5/8 x 6 1/4 inches, ed 8/8, pencil signed


A romantic original etching by Louis Legrand, image size 12 1/4 x 18 1/4 inches, 1895, edition of 50, state V/V, cat: Arwas-102, pencil signed and numbered. Louis Legrand was an important artist of 'La Belle Epoch' in France of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He specialized in etchings of the women of Paris, from the wealthy elite to dancers and prostitutes. He studied with Felician Rops, and his work shows the influence of Rops' sometimes dark and erotic imagery. His work has also been compared to that of Toulouse-Lautrec, although in fact much of Legrand's work predates that of Toulouse-Lautrec, including a series of drawings and etchings that Legrand made of the Moulin Rouge and it's dancers.


This is a delicately colored image of a young mother and her son in front of a stained glass window in a very classically styled composition. Etching and aquatint, image size 8 x 5 5/8 inches, c. 1898, state VIII/VIII, cat: Arwas- 153, plate signed in the upper left corner of the image.


This is an original etching and aquatint by French artist Louis Legrand.  This etching is titled: "La Fille a sa tante", the girl with her aunt....This etching was created and printed in 1893 in an edition of 100.  It came from his series "Les Petites du Ballet", (the Little ones of Ballet).  The image measures 14 1/4X8 3/4 inches.  Printed on a medium weight wove type paper, pencil signed lower right border.  This image appears in the Arwas catalog as image number 77.


This is an original etching by French artist Louis Legrand.  The title is: Le Bon Bedeau, (The Good Beadle)  It was created and printed in 1905 in an edition of 50.  The image measures 21 1/4X14 1/4 inches.  Pencil signed lower right with the red publishers stamp next to the signature.  Editioned as 8/40.  Printed on a medium weight wove type paper.