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Vieil Espagnol: P.16-2019

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Vieil Espagnol
Translated as: Aged Spaniard


Printmaker: Legros, Alphonse




Half-length portrait of an old man seated in profile, facing left, his hands held together in his lap rolling rosary beads, a spanish cape known as a Pañosa worn around his shoulders.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2019) by Metcalf, Harry


19th century
1872 - 1876


Etching with very light surface tone on heavy wove paper. The sheet has been trimmed. The paper is unlike the wove stock used for the proofs published in The Portfolio. P.92-1937 is another impression of the third state, printed as chine-collé onto laid paper with watermark: 'W. KING'.

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of wove paper
Plate Height 278 mm Width 188 mm
Sheet Height 350 mm Width 280 mm

Techniques used in production

Etching : Etching with surface tone
Surface tone

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: A. Legros
  • Location: On plate, upper right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature

Inscription present: lower edges of the inscription trimmed

  • Text: The Aged Spaniard . Etching by A. Legros
  • Location: Lower margin
  • Method of creation: Handwritten
  • Type: Title and artist name

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.16-2019
Primary reference Number: 279982
Dodgson (Legros): 21.III
Poulet-Malassis / Thibaudeau: 21
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 20 January 2021 Updated: Wednesday 15 June 2022 Last processed: Monday 14 November 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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