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Félix BUHOT: La Place des Martyrs et la Taverne du Bagne

Félix BUHOT: La Place des Martyrs et la Taverne du Bagne

From the gallery's archives: sold long ago... Félix BUHOT (1847-1898): La Place des Martyrs et la Taverne du Bagne Etching, roulette, soft-ground and drypoint on thick wove paper, 1885.Refs: Bourcard/Goodfriend 163, Bonafous-Murat 289.Plate: 13 ¼ x 17 ⅝ inches. It...

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: Two Songsheet Covers

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: Two Songsheet Covers

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, whose small stature was easily recognizable, was a well-known figure of Parisian night life and its musical and entertainment scene.  While he is today best remembered for images of cancan dancers, café-concerts (dance halls), prostitutes and all...

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John Hall Thorpe: Buttercups in a Chinese Vase

John Hall Thorpe: Buttercups in a Chinese Vase

The Chinese Vase is a larger composition by Hall Thorpe, born John Hall Thorpe in Australia, who emigrated to England in 1900 (or 1902). His distinctive style is recognizable in this composition.  Rather than use black lines in his key...

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L'Estampe Originale: Album One

L'Estampe Originale: Album One

A printer-friendly pdf of this information can be downloaded here. Imagine a contemporary print publisher convincing Mel Bochner, Ed Ruscha, Kiki Smith and Chuck Close to all make a work with them.  Or imagine a few decades ago those artists...

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E. J. Detmold: precocious etcher

E. J. Detmold: precocious etcher

Edward Julius DETMOLD (1883-1957)Off to the Fishing GroundsEtching on simili-japon paper, 1899. This is a companion piece to a similarly large plate by Edward Julius’ twin brother Charles Maurice Detmold (1883-1908), titled “Duel in the Air”.  Both our composition and...

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Berber Bride: a portrait by Louis McClellan Potter

Berber Bride: a portrait by Louis McClellan Potter

From his extensive travels in Europe, North-Africa and the United States, we can deduct that Louis McClellan Potter (1873-1912) had a curious mind.  Time spent with Berbers and Bedouins, as well as with Native-American tribes such as the Tlingit; the...

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Armistice - Maurice Langaskens

Armistice - Maurice Langaskens

A few days ago was armistice.  I asked my children if they knew what happened on that day, on November 11th 1918.  They didn’t, so we talked about it.  I told them that my father’s uncle, Henry Xavier Derroitte, a subdeacon monk at the Maredsous Abbey died on the front, at the Battle of the Yser, as he was trying to get to a wounded soldier, on May 3rd 1916.  He was a noncombatant, trying to save a life, and paid with his.  That’s part of my history, and theirs.
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