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Alphonse Legros

DALOU, Jules (1838 - 1902)

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Media: bronze

Size: 49.5 cm

Acquired: 1975; Purchase

Accession Number: NMW A 303

Dalou’s portrait of the artist Alphonse Legros was intended as a half-length figure holding a palette and brush. Dissatisfied, however, Dalou broke up the original plaster model, but the head was salvaged and a number of bronze casts made. Legros was an important French Realist who moved to London. He assisted Dalou and his family when they were exiled from France in 1871.

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