Alphonse Legros - Head study

Alphonse Legros - Head study

When the Slade School of Art was founded in 1871 it advocated the French principle of constant study from the life model. The French artist Legros taught for many years at the Slade, where his emphasis on swift, brilliant draughtsmanship was influential. This is the kind of study he would make against the clock in front of his students.