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Title

Matinée d'hiver sur les quais

(1883)


Artist

Félix Buhot

France

09 Jul 1847 - 26 Apr 1898


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.


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


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


Les graveurs du XIXe siècle, Paris, 1885-1892, vol 4 (1886), pp 33–34, no 158.

Félix Buhot. Catalogue descriptif de son oeuvre grave, 1979, pp 99–100, no 158.

Félix Buhot peintre-graveur, prints, drawings, and paintings, Baltimore, 1983, p 112, no 73.