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The Palace of Westminster

Title
Westminster Palace.
Author
BUHOT, Félix
Publication date
1884.
Dimensions
Image: 290 by 400mm (11.5 by 15.75 inches). Sheet: 395 by 550mm (15.5 by 21.75 inches).
Price
£3,000
Reference
12351

Description

Etching, drypoint, salt lift ground, stippling and roulette, printed in brown and black.

Notes

The seventh state of Buhot's print of Westminster Palace, capturing the fog of an afternoon on the River Thames.

Félix Buhot (1847-1898) was a French painter and printmaker. Buhot worked in both France and England, and was particularly interested in city views and conveying the effects of different types of weather, using a variety of printmaking techniques. The print has his trademark 'symphonic margins', inspired by the marginal decorations of medieval manuscripts, that draw out and enlarge upon elements of the same print.

The print carries Buhot's stamp, the monogrammed owl, and his signature.

Provenance

Artist's signature and stamp.

Bibliography

BM 1904,0219.109 (sixth state).