Felix Buhot etchings for sale

French, 1847-1898

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(A Woman with Swans) La Dame aux Cygnes -  BUHOT

(A Woman with Swans) La Dame aux Cygnes
Drypoint, etching, aquatint and roulette, 1879, Bourcard / Goodfriend 44 (iii/III), edition unknown. 5 1/8 x 7 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed with the artists' red owl stamp (Lugt 977) and also signed and inscribed in pencil, "épreuve d'artiste, Felix Buhot." This is a superb impression printed on parchment which is uncommon in Buhot prints. The margins are wide. The print was mounted decades ago to a sturdy, thin paper board, possibly by the dealer who sold it; Harlow, Keppel & Co., Fifth Avenue, New York. Their label describes this impression as "an extremely fine proof." Signed impressions are rare.
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A Squall in Trouville (Un Grain a Trouville) -  BUHOT

A Squall in Trouville (Un Grain a Trouville)
Etching and drypoint, 1874, Bourcard/Goodfriend 122 (iv/VII); edition unknown. 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. Signed, dated and titled "Trouville a août" in the plate, lower left. This is a fine impression with the drypoint printing nicely. The margins are wide and possibly full. The condition is excellent. The fourth state is distinguished by the number "276" added in the upper corner, just outside of the image.
$1,400

A Woman with Swans (La Dame aux Cygnes) -  BUHOT

A Woman with Swans (La Dame aux Cygnes)
Drypoint, etching, aquatint and roulette, 1879, Bourcard/Goodfriend 44 (iii/III), edition unknown. 5 1/8 x 7 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed with the artist's red stamp at bottom edge center (Lugt 977). Here we have a fine, luminous impression printed on sturdy laid paper. The margins are probably full with a deckle edge on three sides. The condition is excellent apart from the trace of a vertical stain along the extreme left edge of the sheet. (The paper shows a partial ARCHES watermark.) This is a stellar, uncommon work by Buhot.
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Baptism in the Japanese Style (Baptême Japonais) -  BUHOT

Baptism in the Japanese Style (Baptême Japonais)
Etching, drypoint and aquatint on vellum, 1890, Bourcard-Goodfriend 167 (ii/III), edition unknown. 8 5/8 x 5 in. Unsigned. Here we have a fine, warm impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from wrinkling in the margins in the center, above and below the image. This lovely image is a portrait of the artist's son, Jean Buhot. This print usually turns up unsigned as we have here. The plate was cancelled in the third and final state. Provenance: a private Norwegian collection.
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Cacoletière Assise -  BUHOT

Cacoletière Assise
Etching and drypoint, 1875, Bourcard-Goodfriend 58 (states 2 and 3); uncommon. 4 1/2 x 6 7/16 in. Both prints signed in the plate lower right. These are fine impressions with full margins. Fine condition. The first is an impression of the 2nd state. The second is Goodfriends's third state showing the drypoint cancellation marks and a large owl design in the upper right. Buhot seemed to like depicting women and donkeys as the subject appears in other prints. This pair makes for an interesting combination. (Note: "Cacoletière" refers to the seated woman who holds on to the donkey/mule with two seats meant to transport people on scenic rides.)
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Country Neighbors (Les Voisins de Campagne) -  BUHOT

Country Neighbors (Les Voisins de Campagne)
Etching, drypoint and aquatint, 1879-80, Bourcard-Goodfriend 148 (vi/VII), edition unknown. 5 1/4 x 7 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in the lower right with the small red owl stamp (Lugt 978). This is a fine impression printed on cream laid paper without a watermark. The margins are full. The condition is good apart from a skillfully repaired split in the image in the lower left. This is certainly the most charming of Buhot's prints. (Subsequently discovered by Goodfriend, there's a new state which is this one, now the sixth state, showing a cat in the border at the left. The final state is now the seventh which is the cancelled state of the plate.)
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Environs de Gravesend - Souvenir de la Tamise -  BUHOT

Environs de Gravesend - Souvenir de la Tamise
Etching, drypoint, aquatint and roulette, circa 1880-81, Bourcard-Goodfriend 157 (vi/VIII). 10 1/4 x 13 3/4 in. Signed with the large red owl stamp (Lugt 977), lower left. Signed in pencil. and also inscribed "epreuve d'essai; etat intermediaire." A fine, atmospheric impression on japan paper. Full margins. Very good condition.
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Frontispiece for L'Illustration Nouvelle -  BUHOT

Frontispiece for L'Illustration Nouvelle
Etching, drypoint, aquatint and roulette, 1877, Bourcard/Goodfriend 124 (v/V) 13 5/8 x 10 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This superb impression also bears the following inscription, "à mon camarade et ami, E." There's a further Buhot pencil inscription, "frontispiece pour L'Illustration Nouvelle de Cadart". The paper is a fine laid and the margins are full. This impression is before the plate edges were cleaned. This print is described by Goodfriend as follows: "The subject of this curious allegory is the 'death' of reproductive engraving (the spirit of the engraver's tool is carried aloft by angels, while the 'body' is taken off by an old hearse labeled 1876, drawn by a winged horse) and the triumphant arrival of original etching transported by a modern locomotive called 'L'Illustration Nouvelle' and dated 1877." Signed impressions of this print are rare. Based on the pencil dedication it appears that this is the impression illustrated in Catalogue Number Four (1986) by C. & J. Goodfriend, page 35, # 90.
$4,000

Ivory Medicine Box (Pharmacie Ivoire) -  BUHOT

Ivory Medicine Box (Pharmacie Ivoire)
Etching, 1885, Bourcard-Goodfriend 13 (ii/IV?); edition unknown. 7 1/2 x 5 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil and also signed with the artist's large red owl stamp (Lugt 977). This is a fine impression of this uncommon print. The paper is a thick Japanese paper. This is likely and intermediate second state, with the shading complete but before annotations were added in three of the four corners. This exquisite work is from Buhot's Japonism series based on several objects in the collection of Philippe Burty.
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L'Hiver à Paris ou la Neige à Paris (Winter in Paris or Snow in Paris) -  BUHOT

L'Hiver à Paris ou la Neige à Paris (Winter in Paris or Snow in Paris)
Etching, drypoint and aquatint, 1879, Bourcard/Goodfriend 128 (ix/IX); edition unknown. 9 3/8 x 13 3/4 in. Signed in pencil and also signed in the lower right with the artist's red owl stamp. This is a superb impression printed on china paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This fine work is common but it is rarely if ever signed in pencil. It was published in L'Art in a large edition so the best and most interesting impressions can be often overlooked.
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L'Orage (The Storm) -  BUHOT

L'Orage (The Storm)
Etching, drypoint and roulette, circa 1879, Bourcard-Goodfriend 145 (iii/VII), edition unknown. 5 7/8 x 8 7/8 in. Signed in the plate twice in the lower left. Signed in pencil below the image. Here we have a superb, luminous impression printed on cream laid paper. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is excellent. This print relates to a painting by Constable as well as a David Lucas mezzotint of the same subject.
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La Falaise - Baie de Saint Malo -  BUHOT

La Falaise - Baie de Saint Malo
Etching, drypoint, aquatint and roulette, 1886-1890, Bourcard-Goodfriend 165. 11 3/4 x 15 1/2 in. Signed with the artist's large red owl stamp (Lugt 977) along the lower left of the image. This is a fine, rich, luminous impression printed in two slightly different tones of black ink. The margins are full and the condition is very good. (There's a professionally repaired break along the right edge from plate mark pressure in the printing process.) The central image (state v/VI) is printed from one plate and the outer image (state iii/III) is printed from a second plate. There's a pencil inscription on the verso which reads," Eau Forte de Felix Buhot purchased from the artist's son, Jean Buhot, in 1919... R. Lawson." In addition, this beautiful print comes from a Norwegian private collection.
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La Falaise - Baie de Saint Malo (The Cliff - Bay at Saint Malo) -  BUHOT

La Falaise - Baie de Saint Malo (The Cliff - Bay at Saint Malo)
Etching, drypoint, aquatint, and roulette over heliogravure, 1890, Bourcard/Goodfriend 165 (v/VI), edition unknown. 9 x 11 5/8 in. Unsigned in the plate, but with the artist's large red owl stamp in the lower left. This is a fine, dark impression printed on sturdy cream wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This image was based on a watercolor by Buhot's father-in-law, Henry Johnston. Provenance: Kennedy Galleries, NY.
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La Falaise - Baie de Saint-Malo -  BUHOT

La Falaise - Baie de Saint-Malo
Etching, drypoint, aquatint, roulette, 1886-1890, Bourcard-Goodfriend 165. 11 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. The central image (state v/vi) is printed from one plate and the margins (state iii/III) from another. A superb, rich impression with wide margins. Printed in two colors, this important 19th century landscape print exemplifies Buhot as a creative master of his craft. In very good condition other than a small tear in the right margin well apart from the plate mark. With the artist's large red owl stamp, lower left.
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La Falaise - Baie de Saint-Malo -  BUHOT

La Falaise - Baie de Saint-Malo
Etching, drypoint, aquatint, roulette, 1886-1890, Bourcard-Goodfriend 165 11 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. Signed with the artist's large red owl stamp in the lower left part of the image. This is a stellar, rich impression printed in two tones of ink on a white wove paper. The margins are wide. The condition is very good apart from fold marks showing along the top and bottom margin; the bottom folds are fairly close to the platemark but not very noticeable. The central image (state v/VI) is printed from one plate and the border (iii/III) from another. This is one of the iconic 19th century French landscape etchings.
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La Fête Nationale au Boulevard Clichy -  BUHOT

La Fête Nationale au Boulevard Clichy
Etching, drypoint and aquatint, 1878, Bourcard-Goodfriend 127 (vii/VIII), edition unknown. 12 5/8 x 9 3/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed with the artist's red owl stamp in the image. This is a fine impression printed on sturdy wove paper. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is fine other than for a small repaired tear in the left margin, well away from the image.
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La Fête Nationale au Boulevard Clichy -  BUHOT

La Fête Nationale au Boulevard Clichy
Etching, drypoint and aquatint, 1878, Bourcard-Goodfriend 127 (v/VIII), edition unknown. 12 5/8 x 9 3/8 in. Signed and dated in the central plate, lower left. Signed with the artist's red owl stamp (Lugt 977) at bottom center. This is a fine impression printed on a sturdy laid paper. The margins are wide and probably full. This is acompelling and joyous record of the first Bastille Day celebration on June 30, 1878.
$2,400

La Place des Martyrs et la Taverne du Bagne -  BUHOT

La Place des Martyrs et la Taverne du Bagne
Etching, drypoint, aquatint and roulette, 1885, Bourcard-Goodfriend 163 (iii/III), edition unknown. 13 1/4 x 17 1/2 in. Signed in the image with the artist's red owl stamp. This is an especially fine, luminous impression selectively inked to create dramatic lighting effects in the windows of the tavern. The paper is a VAN GELDER watermarked, cream laid paper with full margins. The condition is excellent. Ex-collection: Alfred Barrion (1842-1903), Lugt 76 (this ink stamp is somewhat faint.)
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La Place des Martyrs et la Taverne du Bagne (Paris) -  BUHOT

La Place des Martyrs et la Taverne du Bagne (Paris)
Etching, drypoint, aquatint and roulette, 1885, Bourcard-Goodfriend 163 (iii/III), edition unknown. 13 1/4 x 17 1/2 in. Signed in the image with the artist's red owl stamp. Signed in pencil and also inscribed "épreuve d'artiste." This is a superb, luminous impression selectively inked to create unusually dramatic lighting effects throughout the composition. The margins are full and the paper is a fine, fairly heavy sheet of laid watermarked HG HALLETT paper. The condition is excellent. Pencil signed impressions of this major Buhot print are uncommon.
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La Place Pigalle in 1878 -  BUHOT

La Place Pigalle in 1878
Etching, aquatint and drypoint, 1878, Bourcard-Goodfriend 129, (vi/VI), edition unknown. 9 1/2 x 13 1/8 in. Signed in pencil by the artist and with the following notations in his hand, "epreuve d'artiste" and "Etat non termine." There is also a pencil dedication. This is a very fine impression with substantial margins. The condition is very good other than a slight darkening in the outer margins from a previous mat. A major work.
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La Promenade -  BUHOT

La Promenade
Etching with aquatint, 1874, Bourcard / Goodfriend 44, (i/II). 3 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. Unsigned. This is a fine impression of an uncommon, early work. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is excellent.
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Les Petites Chaumières (The Small Cottages) -  BUHOT

Les Petites Chaumières (The Small Cottages)
Etching, drypoint, aquatint and roulette, 1878, Bourcard-Goodfriend 149 (iv/IV), edition unknown. 4 x 5 1/2 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed with the large red owl stamp below (Lugt 977). This is a very fine impression printed on a sturdy cream Japanese paper. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is excellent. The location of this print is Quinéville, Normandy.
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The Cabstand (Une Matinée d'Hiver au Quai de l'Hôtel-Dieu) -  BUHOT

The Cabstand (Une Matinée d'Hiver au Quai de l'Hôtel-Dieu)
Etching, drypoint and traces of roulette, 1876, Bourcard-Goodfriend 123 (xiii/XV), edition unknown. 9 1/4 x 12 5/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed with the red stamp on the edge of the image lower left (Lugt 977). This is a superb, luminous impression of this rare state. There are inky plate edges in areas which suggest the proof-like nature of this impression. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This is described by Goodfriend as the "final published state of the print." The etched writing along the bottom edge reads "Une Matinée d'Hiver au Quai de l'Hôtel Dieu," and on the right side, "2em Etat de Publication..." This state was unknown to Bourcard. This is certainly one of Buhot's finest prints shown here in an exemplary impression.
$4,200

The Cabstand (Une Matinée d'Hiver au Quai de l'Hôtel-Dieu) -  BUHOT

The Cabstand (Une Matinée d'Hiver au Quai de l'Hôtel-Dieu)
Etching, drypoint and traces of aquatint and roulette, 1876, Bourcard-Goodfriend 123 (xi/XV), edition unknown. 9 3/8 x 12 9/16 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed with the large red owl stamp in the lower right (Lugt 977). Signed on the verso at the top with another red stamp. Also, this print is signed in pencil and has the following inscription by the artist, "Epreuve d'essai du 2e Etat, après... marges... et avant la planche coupée (that word crossed out and instead) rognée." This is a superb impression of this rare, highly desirable state with the sketches along the bottom of the plate. The paper is a medium weight, cream-colored Japanese and the margins are wide measuring about 1 1/2 to 1 3/4" all around. The condition is excellent. This is the finest example of the Cabstand we have offered in many years. Pencil signed impressions are rare.
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The Cabstand (Une Matinée d'Hiver au Quai de l'Hôtel-Dieu) -  BUHOT

The Cabstand (Une Matinée d'Hiver au Quai de l'Hôtel-Dieu)
Etching, drypoint and traces of aquatint and roulette, 1876, Bourcard-Goodfriend 123 (x/XV), edition unknown. 9 3/8 x 12 9/16 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. This a fine, luminous impression printed with a nicely modulated plate tone throughout. The margins are wide (2 1/2") and probably full and the paper bears a VAN GELDER watermark. The condition is excellent other than for a small repaired tear in the lower right margin, well away from the image. This iconic 19th century French etching is shown here in a desirable state and impression, without the extreme dark murkiness of some of the impressions printed. Buhot's large red owl stamp (Lugt 977) shows along the platemark on the left side.
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The Crown (La Tiare) -  BUHOT

The Crown (La Tiare)
Etching, drypoint and aquatint, 1888, Bourcard-Goodfriend 173 (iv/IV) 15 5/8 x 12 7/8 in. Signed in pencil and with the artist's large red owl stamp (Lugt 977) in the lower left corner. This is a superb impression rich in tone and contrasts. The paper is a cream Japanese and the margins are probably full. Excellent condition. There's an annotation by Buhot along the bottom of the sheet: Tirage //300 épr.//25 ép. D'artiste//3 ép.sur Japon. Here Buhot depicts the crown offered to pope Léon XIII for his jubilee. It was made by the goldsmith François-Désiré Froment-Meurice who knew Buhot. The artist depicts his son in the foreground.
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The Little Thatched Cottages (Les Petites Chaumieres) -  BUHOT

The Little Thatched Cottages (Les Petites Chaumieres)
Etching, drypoint, aquatint, roulette, 1878, Bourcard / Goodfriend 41 (iv/IV) 4 x 5 3/8 in. Signed in the plate. Signed in pencil and also with the small owl stamp. This is a superb impression, rich in contrasts, printed on light cream laid paper. The margins appear to be full. The condition is fine. This charming little print was done in Quinéville, Normandy.
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The Return of the Artists to the Champs-Elysées (Le Retour des Artistes aux Champs-Elysées) -  BUHOT

The Return of the Artists to the Champs-Elysées (Le Retour des Artistes aux Champs-Elysées)
Etching, drypoint, aquatint and roulette, 1877, Bourcard-Goodfriend 125 (iv/IV); edition unknown. 8 1/8 x 12 1/2 in. Signed, titled and dated in the plate, lower left. This is a fine, richly inked impression of this uncommon print. The margins appear to be full with a deckle edge on three sides. The condition is fine. According to Jim Goodfriend, "The precise time and date (March 20, 6 in the evening) are etched into the plate, memorializing the final day on which artists could submit paintings for exhibition in the 1877 salon." (See his Catalogue Number Six, page 10 (1998). This, the published state, bears the printed title "Le 20 Mars au Palais des Champs Èlysées." It was published by Cadart.
$1,400

Un Debarquement en Angleterre (Disembarking in England) -  BUHOT

Un Debarquement en Angleterre (Disembarking in England)
Etching, drypoint and aquatint, 1879, Bourcard-Goodfriend 130 (v/V); edition unknown. 12 5/8 x 9 3/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate and with the red owl stamp stamp below (Lugt 977). This is a very fine, atmospheric impression with full margins. The paper is a cream-colored Japanese and apart from the remains of discreet older hinges, the condition is fine. This exemplary work has all the elements of a great Buhot; composition, detail, atmosphere and his unique pictorial imagery.
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Un Debarquement en Angleterre (Disembarking in England) -  BUHOT

Un Debarquement en Angleterre (Disembarking in England)
Etching, drypoint and aquatint, 1879, Bourcard-Goodfriend 130 (v/V), edition unknown. 12 5/8 x 9 3/8 in. Signed, titled and dated in the plate; also, bearing the large red owl stamp below (Lugt 977). This is a superb, atmospheric impression printed with rich plate tone. The margins are wide and the condition is fine. (There's just a subtle trace of old tape adhesive at the top of the sheet, verso.) This exemplary work has all the elements of a great Buhot print; a striking composition, detail, atmosphere and his unique pictorial imagery.
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Un Grain å Trouville (A Storm at Trouville) -  BUHOT

Un Grain å Trouville (A Storm at Trouville)
Etching, drypoint and aquatint, 1874, Bourcard/Goodfriend 122 (vi/VII), edition unknown. 6 3/8 x 9 1/2 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed in pencil and also inscribed, "épreuve d'artiste." This is a superb, richly inked impression of this Boudin-like subject. Printed on a cream-colored, Japanese paper, the margins are quite wide and the condition is very good. (There's ever so slight toning within a previous mat opening.) The artist's small, red owl stamp is seen in the lower left corner of the image.
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Une Jetée en Angleterre -  BUHOT

Une Jetée en Angleterre
Etching, drypoint, aquatint and roulette, 1879, Bourcard/Goodfriend 132 (ii/VIII), edition unknown. 11 3/4 x 7 7/8 in. Initialed in the plate, lower right. With the large red owl stamp (Lugt 977) just above the dolphins at the bottom; lightly inked or slightly faded. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on chine applique. The margins are wide and possibly full. The condition is fine. (The composition here is almost a reversal of Débarquement en Angleterre (B/G 130).
$4,000

Westminster Bridge (or Westminster Clock Tower) -  BUHOT

Westminster Bridge (or Westminster Clock Tower)
Etching, drypoint, aquatint and roulette, 1884, Bourcard-Goodfriend 156 vi/VIII 11 3/8 x 15 3/4 in. Signed with the artist's large red owl stamp, lower center. This is a fine, luminous impression printed in black and brown on a thin cream laid paper. The condition is excellent other than a small part of the lower left corner margin corner is missing. This is a large and exemplary work and compliments Westminster Palace which we also currently have available.
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Westminster Palace -  BUHOT

Westminster Palace
Etching and drypoint, 1884, Bourcard / Goodfriend 155 (iv/VII), edition unknown. 11 3/8 x 15 3/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed in pencil "F.B." and also with the artist's red owl stamp. (Lugt 977) This superb, luminous impression is also inscribed by the artist, "épreuve d'essai du 4e état après la planche coupée et avant le retouche du ciel." ('Proof of the fourth state after the plate was cut but before the reworking of the sky.') The condition is fine and the margins are wide and probably untrimmed. This large and impressive work is here seen in an outstanding impression.
$4,000


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