Margarete in Church (Drawing to illustrate Faust by Goethe)
Ink, wash painting and highlight on paper
23 x 18 cm – 9 x 7 1/8 in.
by Edy Legrand (1892 – 1970)
Alongside Albert Decaris, Edy Legrand was seen as one of the main illustrators of the 20th century. The great authors he illustrated are countless: from Dante to Shakespeare, from Goethe to Malraux and Camus. But meeting Pierre Bonnard pushed him to develop an authentic painter’s work; he is now seen as a great orientalist. His works are prized by collectors, his Tunisian period paintings sold for as much as 378 494 € in 2011.