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Title

Le retour des artistes

1877


Artist

Félix Buhot

France

09 Jul 1847 - 26 Apr 1898


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.


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

Study room


Accession number

117.2017


Artist information

Félix Buhot

Works in the collection

10


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.


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Les graveurs du XIXe siècle, Paris, 1885-1892, vol 4 (1886), p 31, no 125.

Félix Buhot. Catalogue descriptif de son oeuvre grave, 1979, pp 74–75, no 125.