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Death of the Vagabond

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"Death of the Vagabond," 1875, embodies Legros's influential adherence to realist motifs as well as his taste for dark subject matter. His thick etched line and coarse-grained aquatint reinforce the charged emotion of the subject. The mystical association of the dying man and the dying tree also...

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Signed lower right in graphite pencil: A. Legros Lower left in graphite pencil: La mort du vagabond / 89


Gallerie Michel (Paris); from whom purchased by Eric Bartholomay (Coventry, RI); his gift to MFA, 22 November 2006.

Credit Line

Gift of Eric Bartholomay

La mort du vagabond


Catalogue Raisonné

I.F.F. 19C 62; Bliss 89


Sheet: 64.3 x 45.8 cm (25 5/16 x 18 1/16 in.) Platemark: 55 x 38.9 cm (21 5/8 x 15 5/16 in.) Image: 53.3 x 37.7 cm (21 x 14 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Etching, drypoint, and aquatint


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