An image of Environs de Gravesend

Félix Buhot

(France 09 Jul 1847 – 26 Apr 1898)

Environs de Gravesend

Other titles:
La Grande Marine, L'Embouchure de la Tamise
Location
Not on display
Further information

On a trip to England in 1883, Buhot drew a number of harbor scenes, one of which served as a preliminary sketch for this print. In this view of the Thames the etching describes the cloud formations and changing light of an oncoming storm. It documents a phenomenon of the time: steamers too large to travel up the Thames to London docks had to unload cargo onto smaller river craft downstream.

Year
(1883)
Media
Print
Medium
etching, aquatint, drypoint and roulette
Dimensions
25.7 x 34.5 cm platemark
Signature & date

Signed l.r., [incised plate] "FB". Not dated.

Credit
Gift of Iphy Kallinikos 2017
Accession number
121.2017
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.