An image of Matinée d'hiver sur les quais

Félix Buhot

(France 09 Jul 1847 – 26 Apr 1898)

Matinée d'hiver sur les quais

Location
Not on display
Further information

This etching is a reworking of an earlier composition known as 'The Cabstand', which for many years, was Buhot’s most famous image, and reproduced in virtually every book on nineteenth-century etching. After the success of the first print, Buhot decided to rework the composition for a second etching: 'Matinée d’hiver sur le quais', that tends to be darker and more atmospheric than the earlier efforts. In addition to compressing spatial relationships, Buhot populated the foreground with street cleaners, thereby adding local colour. The smoke curling up from huge smokestacks in the background suggests industrial Paris.

Year
(1883)
Media
Print
Medium
etching, drypoint, roulette and aquatint
Dimensions
25.1 x 35.7 cm platemark
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Gift of Iphy Kallinikos 2017
Accession number
122.2017
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.