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Title

Environs de Gravesend

(1883)

Artist

Félix Buhot

France

09 Jul 1847 – 26 Apr 1898

  • 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
    Not on display
    Accession number
    121.2017
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Félix Buhot

    Works in the collection

    10

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  • 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.

  • 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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