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Title

Le retour des artistes

1877

Artist

Félix Buhot

France

09 Jul 1847 - 26 Apr 1898

  • Details

    Alternative title
    The return of the artists
    Date
    1877
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    etching, drypoint and aquatint
    Edition
    iv of 4 states
    Dimensions
    20.8 x 31.8 cm platemark
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.l., [incised plate] "...F. Buhot sc/ 21 mars 77 ['ars 77' printed in reverse]".

    Credit
    Gift of Iphy Kallinikos 2017
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    117.2017
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Félix Buhot

    Works in the collection

    10

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  • About

    Here is a fine impression of the final state of the print, 'Le retour des artistes', published in the 'Illustration Nouvelle' on 1 June 1877 and which Buhot ironically called ‘The last day of the condemned men’. The rainy scene depicts the return of the artists to the Champs-Elysées on the evening of the final day for sending paintings to the Salon, March 20 at 6pm, according to the inscription in the image. But the image conveys all that one could ask for in a Buhot Parisian image: rainy weather, umbrellas, horse-drawn cabs and the sense of a particular time and place fixed in the mind for all time.

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

  • Provenance

    Annandale Galleries, 1989, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Anne Gregory bought the print in auction, Drouot Paris in Sept-Nov 1989 and sold it to the present owner soon after.

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