Les esprits des villes mortes.
NamesAvery, Samuel Putnam, 1822-1904 (Collector)Buhot, Félix Hilaire (1847-1898) (Artist)
Samuel Putnam Avery Collection
Buhot, Félix Hilaire.
Landscapes, seascapes and miscellaneous subjects.
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1874 - 1888Date Created: 1886
Library locationsThe Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print CollectionShelf locator: MEZAC
NotesContent: Admission is granted through application to the Office of Special Collections.Content: Dates from Gustave Bourcard & James Goodfriend, Felix Buhot catalogue descriptif de son oeuvre grave (1979), p. 71, 113. Some prints dated in plate, or in pencil, by the artist.Content: Forms part of Samuel Putnam Avery Collection.Content: Gift of Samuel Putnam Avery, 1900. Impressions of B154, B167, B172 & B173 were formerly in the collection of Frederick Keppel & are inscribed to him by the artist.Content: Holdings checked in departmental copy of Gustave Bourcard & James Goodfriend, F'elix Buhot catalogue descriptif de son oeuvre grav'e (1979)Content: Includes a reduced lithographic reproduction of the 6th state of B164, inscribed to Frederick Keppel.Content: Prints are in multiple states, sometimes including more than one impression of a given state with variations in ink, paper, etc. Includes counterproofs of B170, B172 and cancellation proof of B147. In some cases the paper was treated by the artist with turpentine, gasoline or kerosene, or one of these substances was mixed with the printing ink. Such printsare designated "epreuves a l'essence". Preliminary states frequently include elaborate remarques or marginal sketches, which Buhot called "marges symphoniques".Content: S.P. Avery Collection.Content: Some proofs include extensive notes in pencil by the artist. States specified by the artist do not always correspond to those described by bourcard & Goodfriend.Content: Title devised by cataloger.Content: Views of Paris, Folkestone, Gravesend, Rochester, Saint-Malo, and the Thames and Medway Rivers, including representations of geese, ghosts, owls, sheep , steamboats, swans, trains and umbrellas. In a number of prints, Buhot explores effects of rain, snow or wind. B127 depicts Bastille Day celebrations. B173 depicts a papal tiara executed by Froment-Meurice for Leo XIII.Citation/reference: B.-G. 160(IV/VI).
Physical DescriptionExtent: Etching, drypoint, aquatint and roulette; state noted with standard reference number.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPG95-F287NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12391416Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9fdb8fa0-c60d-012f-dbd3-58d385a7bc34
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