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Title

Une jetée en Angleterre

1879

Artist

Félix Buhot

France

09 Jul 1847 – 26 Apr 1898

  • Details

    Alternative title
    A pier in England
    Date
    1879
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    etching, drypoint and roulette on chine collé [thin japan paper with a warm tone] laid down on a larger sheet of paper
    Edition
    ii of 8 states
    Dimensions
    29.6 x 20.0 cm platemark
    Signature & date

    Signed l.c. below image, pencil "...Felix Buhot". Signed l.r. within image, [incised plate], "FB". Signed and dated l.l. within image, [incised plate, printed in reverse, illeg] "...1879 Félix Buhot".

    Credit
    Gift of Iphy Kallinikos 2017
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    119.2017
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Félix Buhot

    Works in the collection

    10

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  • About

    A fine impression, rich with drypoint burr and with the distant details strong and sharp, on chin collé, laid down on a second sheet of paper, and which bears Buhot’s large red owl stamp (Lugt L977) just below the image. Buhot gradually transformed the image through a variety of printmaking techniques. The first state was a pure, and extremely rich drypoint. Subsequent embellishments from the second state (present print) included aquatint, roulette, and additional drypoint with a general reworking of the sky. That Buhot printed a number of proofs of each state as he progressed to a definitive state testifies to his belief that the intermediate stages of the creative process produce valid artistic statements. The most important aspect of the changes made to this plate is the manner in which Buhot has suggested varying climatic effects, especially rain, a quintessential characteristic of his imagery.

  • 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.

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