Thursday, October 17, 2019

Fantasy and Reality: The World According to Félix Buhot

Palmer Museum of Art
September 29–December 15, 2019
Félix Buhot was one of the most original printmakers in France during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. This exhibition, selected entirely from a private collection, examines the full range of Buhot’s graphic effort, from his highly imaginative intaglios to the more somber lithographs, a medium to which he turned near the end of his career. Also included are several drawings and paintings related to the prints. Organized by the Palmer Museum of Art.

Félix Buhot, Convoi funèbre au Boulevard de Clichy (Funeral Procession on the Boulevard de Clichy), 1887, etching, drypoint, aquatint, roulette, soft ground, lift ground, and stop-out over heliogravure, printed from two plates, second state of three, plate: 11 13/16 x 15 3/4 inches. B/G 159. Private collection. 

Félix Buhot, "L’Hiver à Paris (Winter in Paris)"
Félix Buhot, L’Hiver à Paris (Winter in Paris), 1879, etching, aquatint, spitbite, soft ground, drypoint, and scraping, 9 5/16 x 13 9/16 inches. Purchased with funds provided by the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art, 2002.62.