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.

Date:

1879

Artist:

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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Artist

Félix Hilaire Buhot

Title

Winter in Paris

Origin

France

Date

1879

Medium

Etching and aquatint on cream laid paper

Dimensions

236 × 348 mm (image/plate); 281 × 390 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Bequest of Vera Berdich

Reference Number

2006.264

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