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Title:: Le Repas des Pauvres Year:: 1877 or later
Artist: Gotch, Thomas Cooper After: Legros, Alphonse
Medium: etching Provenance: Frank E. Bliss (Lugt 265)
Period: French 19th Century School/Style: Reproductive
Catalogs: see Dijon L. exhibition catalog No. 68 (painting);
Price: $300.00
Description: Fine impression on old laid paper with margins on three sides but trimmed within the platemark at the bottom removing the text (the tops of a few letters show). The print must be exceedingly rare for Bliss to have owned such an incomplete impression. The painting dates from 1877 and was apparently Legros' last figural painting. It was inspired by the story Histoire du Bonhomme Misère (for which Legros did an etching). There is a pencil sketch of a landscape on the reverse of this impression, possibly by Legros, possibly not.