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Lot 232

Alphonse Legros, French / British 1837-1911-  Portrait of a bearded man, bust-length, unfinished; 

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Lot 232

Alphonse Legros, 
French / British 1837-1911- 
Portrait of a bearded man, bust-length, unfinished; 

Price Realised: £918

Estimate: £150 - £200

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (31.2% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 232

Description

Alphonse Legros, 
French / British 1837-1911- 

Portrait of a bearded man, bust-length, unfinished; 

oil on canvas, signed and dated '[?] Legros / 1872' (lower left), 53.2 x 43.1 cm., (unframed). 

Provenance: 
The Property of the Late Reverend John Watson. 

Note: 
Legros studied under Horace Lecoq de Boisbaudran (1802-1897), and went on to develop a highly distinctive style, combining an archaic manner of composition and treatment of space with a Realist approach which was heavily informed by the work of Gustave Courbet (1819-1877). He was skilled as a portraitist, both in oils and print, with his sensitive studies effectively capturing the presence and character of his sitters. Legros was a particularly prominent printmaker, and is often cited as one of the leading figures in the British etching revival of the late 19th century. He taught etching at the South Kensington School of Art, before becoming Slade Professor at University College London, succeeding Edward Poynter (1836-1919) in the role. Over the course of his career he established friendships with James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) and Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904), with whom he formed the Société des Trois to confirm their mutual support. 

Buyer's Premium

The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

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VAT is not charged on the hammer price unless it is stated that there is 'VAT applicable on the hammer price at the end of the description. Buyer's premium is subject to VAT.
(ARR) - ARTIST'S RESALE RIGHT

Qualifying living artists and the descendants of artists deceased within the last 70 years are entitled to receive a re-sale royalty each time their work is bought through an auction house or art market professional.

It applies to lots with hammer value over €1,000 as follows:
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Exceeding €500,000 - 0.25%
ARR is capped at €12,500

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