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Title

Environs de Gravesend

(1883)


Artist

Félix Buhot

France

09 Jul 1847 - 26 Apr 1898


About

On a trip to England in 1883, Buhot drew a number of harbor scenes, one of which served as a preliminary sketch for this print. In this view of the Thames the etching describes the cloud formations and changing light of an oncoming storm. It documents a phenomenon of the time: steamers too large to travel up the Thames to London docks had to unload cargo onto smaller river craft downstream.


Details


Other Titles

La Grande Marine

L'Embouchure de la Tamise


Alternative title

Around Gravesend


Date

(1883)


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching, aquatint, drypoint and roulette


Edition

vi of 8 states


Dimensions

25.7 x 34.5 cm platemark


Signature & date

Signed l.r., [incised plate] "FB". Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Iphy Kallinikos 2017


Location

Study room


Accession number

121.2017


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 3 publications

Bibliography


Félix Buhot. Catalogue descriptif de son oeuvre grave, 1979, pp 98–99, no 157.

Félix Buhot peintre-graveur, prints, drawings, and paintings, Baltimore, 1983, p 112, no 74.

Les graveurs du XIXe siècle, Paris, 1885-1892, vol 4 (1886), p 33, no 157.