Félix Hilaire Buhot, ‘L'Hiver à Paris’, 1879, Print, Etching with drypoint and aquatint on paper, Skinner
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L'Hiver à Paris, 1879

Etching with drypoint and aquatint on paper
9 3/8 × 13 3/4 in
23.8 × 34.9 cm
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French

Framed.

Probably the fourth state of nine (Bourcard & Goodfriend, 128). Signed and …

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Félix Hilaire Buhot
French, 1847–1898
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In constant experimentation, French printmaker Félix Buhot combined a revolving list of processes, tools, papers, and mediums that ultimately produced groundbreaking discoveries for 19th-century printmaking. Using multiple processes on a single print (such as etching, drypoint, aquatint, and photomechanical reproduction), Buhot sought to achieve the maximum number of images he could derive from a single plate, which he printed on alternative papers, often soaked in coffee or tea. The resulting images (usually atmospheric seascapes and cities of England and France) varied in weather or time of day; a single image could have dark skies in one variation and a misty fog in the next. Buhot called his work "paintings on copper" and was known as one of the best painter-etchers of his time. He is also known for creating "symphonic margins," integral vignettes that framed his prints.

Félix Hilaire Buhot, ‘L'Hiver à Paris’, 1879, Print, Etching with drypoint and aquatint on paper, Skinner
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Framed.

Probably the fourth state of nine (Bourcard & Goodfriend, 128). Signed and extensively identified within the plate.

Condition: Rich impression, gentle rippling, not examined out of frame.

Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. Any condition statement given, as a …

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Félix Hilaire Buhot
French, 1847–1898
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In constant experimentation, French printmaker Félix Buhot combined a revolving list of processes, tools, papers, and mediums that ultimately produced groundbreaking discoveries for 19th-century printmaking. Using multiple processes on a single print (such as etching, drypoint, aquatint, and photomechanical reproduction), Buhot sought to achieve the maximum number of images he could derive from a single plate, which he printed on alternative papers, often soaked in coffee or tea. The resulting images (usually atmospheric seascapes and cities of England and France) varied in weather or time of day; a single image could have dark skies in one variation and a misty fog in the next. Buhot called his work "paintings on copper" and was known as one of the best painter-etchers of his time. He is also known for creating "symphonic margins," integral vignettes that framed his prints.

L'Hiver à Paris, 1879

Etching with drypoint and aquatint on paper
9 3/8 × 13 3/4 in
23.8 × 34.9 cm
Bidding closed
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