Alphonse Legros, 'A Canal with a Fisherman'

Alphonse Legros, 'A Canal with a Fisherman'

Alphonse Legros (1837-1911)
'A Canal with a Fisherman'
About 1865
Watercolour
Museum no. CAI 26
Bequeathed by Constantine Alexander Ionides

From the late 1860s, Legros was inspired by the rivers and canals around his native Dijon. The soft, indistinct quality of this watercolour, unusual in his work, conveys a powerful sense of atmosphere and depth. As early as 1868, Ionides owned several watercolours by Legros on a similarly large scale. They were among his first recorded purchases of works of art.