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Title

Matinée d'hiver sur les quais

(1883)

Artist

Félix Buhot

France

09 Jul 1847 – 26 Apr 1898

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Winter morning on the quays
    Date
    (1883)
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    etching, drypoint, roulette and aquatint
    Edition
    vi of 7 states
    Dimensions
    25.1 x 35.7 cm platemark
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Iphy Kallinikos 2017
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    122.2017
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Félix Buhot

    Works in the collection

    10

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  • About

    This etching is a reworking of an earlier composition known as 'The Cabstand', which for many years, was Buhot’s most famous image, and reproduced in virtually every book on nineteenth-century etching. After the success of the first print, Buhot decided to rework the composition for a second etching: 'Matinée d’hiver sur le quais', that tends to be darker and more atmospheric than the earlier efforts. In addition to compressing spatial relationships, Buhot populated the foreground with street cleaners, thereby adding local colour. The smoke curling up from huge smokestacks in the background suggests industrial Paris.

  • 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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