A CANAL WITH A FISHERMAN
By ALPHONSE LEGROS


A CANAL WITH A FISHERMAN
By ALPHONSE LEGROS (1837-1911)
IN THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM, LONDON

England, in Alphonse Legros, gained what was lost by Charles Chaplin, for whereas the latter was an Englishman who became a naturalised Frenchman, Legros was a Frenchman who became by naturalisation a citizen of Great Britain.

Legros was born at Dijon, where his father was an accountant. He was in the habit of visiting his relatives on various farms, and the peasants he met and the scenes he viewed were afterwards made the subjects of many paintings and etchings. He received his first lessons in art at a school in Dijon, and later was apprenticed to a house decorator and painter of images. In 1851, on his way to Paris to take up another situation, he worked for six months with the decorator Beuchot, who was painting the Chapel of Cardinal Bonald in the Cathedral. He studied in Paris with Cambon, the scene painter, and later attended evening classes at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. In 1857 his portrait of his father appeared in the Salon. Two years later his " Angelus" was exhibited, and was the first of those simple pictures of Church worship by which he became so well known. He came to England in 1863, married an English wife the following year, and gained his living by etching and teaching. He became teacher of etching at the South Kensington School of Art, and subsequently Slade Professor at University College, where he taught for seventeen years, and exercised a wise and wholesome influence upon the pupils who were fortunate enough to come under his instruction. Two of his pictures, " Femmes en Priere" (one of his characteristic church interiors), painted at University College, and a " Portrait of Mr. John Gray," are familiar to visitors at the Tate Gallery,

From the book "Famous Paintings" Volume 2 printed in 1913.

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