Monday Morning Muse: Farniente


This black and white etching by French artist Louis Auguste Mathieu Legrand – titled Farniente, which roughly translates to “Laziness” – joined the collection in 1951. Legrand, known especially for his often erotic aquatint engravings, was awarded the Légion d’honneur for his work in 1906. (source)

The Mead holds many works by Legrand, including:

1951-1336Réalisme (“Realism”)

1951-1326Flore Antificielle (“Artificial Flower”)


To see even more works by Legrand from the collection, click here.



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