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L'hiver à Paris



Félix Buhot


09 Jul 1847 – 26 Apr 1898

  • Details

    Other Title
    La neige à Paris
    Alternative title
    Winter in Paris or Paris in the snow
    Media category
    Materials used
    etching, drypoint and aquatint
    iv of 9 states
    23.6 x 34.7 cm platemark
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated, l.l. [inner boarder of central image], [incised plate] "Félix Buhot Paris Xbre 1879". Signed l.l., [incised plate] "FB [monogram]".

    Gift of Iphy Kallinikos 2017
    Not on display
    Accession number

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Félix Buhot

    Works in the collection


  • About

    One of Buhot’s most widely collected prints, 'L’hiver à Paris', here in its first published state (iv of 9 states) with the title 'L’Art' which appears in the snowbank under the lamp-post at the lower left, and the address of the printer Salmon below the image, but before the extensive reworking on the dogs, and before highlights were streaked into the aquatint, which can been seen on the Gallery’s impression of the same print (acc no 96.2012; v of 9 states). While the central image is of dogs and shoppers only slightly inconvenienced by the weather, by contrast, the margins detail the hardships and suffering brought on by heavy snows. A distinctive and highly attractive feature of Buhot’s prints is the use of marginal sketches to surround the central image. Buhot termed these 'marges épisodiques' and 'marges symphoniques'; the former type relating in theme to the main image, the latter type serving as purely decorative embellishments.

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 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.

Other works by Félix Buhot

See all 10 works