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Inscription

lower right in graphite: épreuve d'essai du [?] / Felix Buhot; lower left in plate: Insouciant Flaneur, ennemi des Chloroses / Ce croquemort defunt trouvait plaisant de voir / Sur des ciels Parisiens aux tons bleus gris ou roses / Deux ou trois corbillards se detacher en noir (The care-free idler, enemy of chlorosis [anemia] / This dead undertaker's man [mute] used to take pleasure in seeing / Against Parisian skies of blue, gray, or rose, / Two or three hearses, silhouetted in black) / Felix Buhot 1887

Provenance

Alfred Beurdeley [1847-1919], Paris (Lugt 421); Lessing J. Rosenwald; gift to NGA, 1943.

Exhibition History
1997
Building a Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1997-1998, no. 79, as Funeral Procession on the Boulevard de Clichy.
Bibliography
1899
Bourcard, Gustave. Felix Buhot: catalogue descriptif de son oeuvre grave. Paris: H. Floury, 1899. Reprint. With additions and revisions by James Goodfriend. New York: Martin Goodfriend, 1979.