National Holiday on the Boulevard de Clichy


FELIX BUHOT (1847-1898)

National Holiday on the Boulevard de Clichy

La Fête nationale au Boulevard Clichy (original French title)

Etching, aquatint and drypoint on wove paper printed in two tones.
Reference: Bourcard & Goodfriend 127 vii/viii.  Seventh state, after the aquatint was added (before cancellation in the eighth state).
The “Bon à tirer” impression, printed in black ink for the central composition, and in bistre for the symphonic margins.  Unique as such.  Impressions in two tones are scarce.
Annotated “Bon à tirer” and monogrammed in pencil.

Provenance: private collection, Brussels.
Acquired by the father of the previous owner at Paul Prouté, Paris, in the 1960’s.

12 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches