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- Object: Le Lutrin (The Lectern)
A scene in choir, in church; man standing at lectern with four men sitting in stalls holding candles, (?)priest processing past him from left. Etching on fine tissue paper
- Production date
Height: 260 millimetres (Plate mark measurement)
Height: 293 millimetres (Sheet measurement)
Width: 360 millimetres (Plate mark measurement)
Width: 395 millimetres (Sheet measurement)
- Curator's comments
- Although lettered with the title 'Le Lutrin', this print bears closer resemblance to legros 59, 'The Spanish Cantors' for unlettered proofs of this print in The British Museum's collection, see:
- Not on display
- Fragile, fine paper with some damage to the edges.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Acquired by Thje British Museum in a portfolio labelled "Tirage special à dix exemplaires 1876. R. Guéraut. 2 Orris Villas Hammersmith." With mounted reproductions of Legros's 'Portrait of Gambetta,' 'The Close of the Day', 'L'Incendie' and 'La mort et le Bûcheron.' With a note in John Christian's handwriting which provides the following information:
"14 etchings by Alphonse Legros, from the collection of his pupil George Howard, Earl of Carlisle. Bought from Alec Stirling Jan-March 1995."
The portfolio and reproductions have been retained in the British Museum's collections.
The mounter and publisher Robert Guéraut built up a collection of Legros's work. Several of Legros and Howard's works in the John Christian collection were presented in his distinctive grey/green mounts with the artist's name printed beneath the work.
While "Tirage special" might be translated to suggest Guéraut was the printer, it is possible that he was the London based publisher of this evidently limited edition folio of works.
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