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Winter in Paris

A work made of etching and aquatint on cream laid paper.
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  • A work made of etching and aquatint on cream laid paper.




Felix Hilaire Buhot
French, 1847-1898

About this artwork

Félix Buhot’s cityscapes explore society and the visual effects of weather. Drawing his street in Montmartre, Paris, Buhot established a technique in which sketchy images around the margins refer to elements of the main composition. These innovative prints often employed multiple media and many variant states. In Winter in Paris, Buhot used his “symphonic margin” to highlight the death of buggy-pulling horses from exposure to the city’s cold. In National Holiday on the Boulevard Clichy, the margins are filled with sketches of the street festival, including a top hat, carriage, and a variety of figures both nude and clothed.


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Félix Hilaire Buhot


Winter in Paris


France (Artist's nationality:)

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Etching and aquatint on cream laid paper


Image/plate: 23.6 × 34.8 cm (9 5/16 × 13 3/4 in.); Sheet: 28.1 × 39 cm (11 1/8 × 15 3/8 in.)

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Bequest of Vera Berdich

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