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Title

Les voisins de campagne

circa 1879


Artist

Félix Buhot

France

09 Jul 1847 - 26 Apr 1898


About

A very fine impression – indicated by the small red owl stamp in the lower right corner – of the image with sketches in both left and right margins. The addition of the artist’s stylised owl stamp frequently designates what Buhot himself considered to be a special impression. The words 'épreuve d’artiste' (artist’s proof) (underneath the stamp) must, as is often the case with Buhot’s inscriptions, be taken with a grain of salt: the print is not strictly a working proof at all but a fully realised impression intended for exhibition. When this print was exhibited in 1880, along with many of his most important works from previous years, L’art et les artistes art critic proclaimed that Buhot had ‘ensured one of the most important places in the history of etching. He is truly one of the moderns’.


Details


Alternative title

Country neighbors


Date

circa 1879


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching, drypoint and aquatint


Edition

v of 7 states


Dimensions

13.5 x 18.0 cm platemark


Signature & date

Signed l.l., [engraved in the margins] "FB [monogram]". Signed l.l., [incised plate] "Félix Buhot inv. sc.". Dated l.r. within image, [incised plate] "November 18..".


Credit

Gift of Iphy Kallinkos 2017


Location

Not on display


Accession number

120.2017


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 33, no 148.

Félix Buhot. Catalogue descriptif de son oeuvre grave, 1979, pp 90–91, no 148.