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Creator:
Print made by Alphonse Legros, 1837–1911, French, active in Britain (1863–11)
Title:

Thomas Carlyle

Date:
between 1852 and 1877
Medium:
Etching and india ink on thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper with cream chine-collé
Dimensions:
Sheet: 19 1/2 × 15 1/4 inches (49.5 × 38.7 cm), Chine collé (trimmed to plate): 18 3/8 × 13 7/8 inches (46.7 × 35.2 cm), and Image: 17 3/8 × 13 3/8 inches (44.1 × 34 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: "Legros's large portrait of Thomas Carlyle. | very few impressions taken and plate destroyed - extremely rare | Carlyle's neice sold a similar proof for 25 guineas | retouched by the artist in India ink. | B | Px ex mb | S | C1"

Signed in pen and brown ink, lower left: "A. Legros"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.709
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22406
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