Frontispiece for L’Illustration Nouvelle


Also titled The Burial of the Burin

Frontispice pour “L’Illustration Nouvelle”
or L’Enterrement du Burin (original French titles)

Etching, aquatint (?), roulette and drypoint on laid Arches paper, 1877.
Reference: Bourcard & Goodfriend 124 v/v.  Fifth and final state.
Edition unknown, as is always the case with Buhot.  This print has become scarce.
Signed in the plate, lower left.

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

Slight toning on the verso.  A few short tears and small losses in the top and bottom sheet edges of the full sheet; unobtrusive, well away from the plate.

13 3/4 x 10 7/8 inches