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Scene of a burial with two pallbearers lowering the coffin into the grave; two clerical figures in the centre with mourners in silhouette on either side; two mourners at the graveside in the foreground right. 1860
Black chalk on laid paper
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Height: 401 millimetres
Width: 439 millimetres
- Not on display
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- John Christian retained the invoice and correspondence related to this drawing. The invoice, dated 14 July 1998 provides the following information:
"Alphonse Legros 1837-1911.
Study for a Burial Scene
Charcoal on paper 15 1/2 x 17 inches
The cross hatching lines can be loosely compared to Legros' drawing Les Saltimbanques, reproduced as figure 17 in Alphonse Legros, exhibition catalogue, Musee des Beaux Arts de Dijon, 1988.
From the Bliss Collection Bought from Mabel Zahn at Sessler's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania." With price.
John Christian's notes also contain a copy of Paul McCarron's catalogue entry for this drawing, annotated:
"Bliss cat, 1922 No 67.
ex.coll Philippe Burty.
Acquired by the British Museum in a wooded frame, tinted gold with "A. Legros Fecit 1860" inscribed in the mount.
A label from the Bliss Collection was attached to the back of the frame and provides the following information:
"From the collection of Frank E. Bliss
Artist: Alphonse Legros
Subject: Un Enterrment en France
Done in 1860
From the collection of Philippe Burty."
The distinctive format of the mount suggests the work of Robert Guéraut.
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