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Inscription

lower right in black chalk: 3e Etat (six épreuves) / FB; 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; lower center, with red stamp: FB (Lugt 977); notations by later hands along lower right edge; by later hand, lower right verso in graphite: 30433/s[?]eee

Provenance

Emile Laffon, Paris (1868-1931) (Lugt Supplement 877a); Helena Gunnarsson, Washington, DC; partial gift to NGA, 1990 (gift completed 1995).

Exhibition History
1991
Art for the Nation: Gifts in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1991, 234-235, color repro.
1997
Building a Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1997-1998, no. 80, as Funeral Procession on the Boulevard de Clichy.
2005
The Prints of Félix Buhot: Impressions of City and Sea, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2005-2006, no. 32, 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.
1991
Art for the Nation: Gifts in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1991: p.234.