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Inscription

by later hand, lower right below plate mark in graphite: premier état; lower right in plate: FELIX BUHOT_Nov._1885; lower center with red stamp: FB (Lugt 977); lower right in plate (vertically): O Forçats!; across bottom in plate: Pendant ... labeurs / Eternels ... chaines / Ayant ... gehennes / Et ... rancoeurs / O Forçats! ... inspire / C'est ... désepoirs / Ici ... rire / Et ... comptoirs; by later hand, lower left in graphite: Cat 163 I / La Taverne du Bagne; by later hand, lower center in graphite: 614003; by later hand, upper right in graphite: R741; by later hand, lower right in graphite: [tls-]; by later hand, lower left verso in graphite: 836/[?]; by later hand, right verso in graphite: [... et Dercioux jaune et le ... ]

Provenance

Helena Gunnarsson, Washington, DC; gift to NGA, 1995.

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.