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Louis Legrand

1863 – 1951

Une Gosseline by Louis Legrand

Une Gosseline   1904

  Original drypoint and aquatint.
Signed in pencil.
Arwas 212; Exsteens 192
S 274 x 197 mm; P & I 191 x 124 mm
Excellent signed proof from the edition of only 10 impressions printed on vellum-style ‘parchment’, with Gustave Pellet’s red monogram stamp (Lugt 1193).

This elegant portrait of a young girl, or ‘gosseline’ (a term which translates roughly to ‘a kid’ or 'a brat' in English) is one of eighteen original prints which Louis Legrand made for a projected publication of a work called Les Soupeuses by H. Rebell. Only a few first state proofs and this parchment edition of ten signed proof impressions (out of a projected edition of 25) were printed of this fine original work by Louis Legrand. Rebell's projected book was not published.

On vellum-style ‘parchment’, with full margins. Very fine original condition.