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Inscription

across bottom below plate mark in pen and brown ink: 3e Etat. Essai d'aquatinte fais sur (illegible) cuivre dans le coin du quel / j'avait déja gravé cet Ex libris (abandonné). en 1877. / Felix Buhot; lower left in black chalk: a J. Henry Harpse, Esq. (with a sketch of an owl); by later hand, lwoer left verso in graphite: APG 8047; right half in plate: EX LIBRIS / Caesaris Burcus / A son ami Léon Lerey / Felix Buhot aquaforti

Provenance

James Goodfriend, New York; Helena Gunnarsson, Washington, DC; gift to NGA, 1995.

Exhibition History
1997
Building a Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1997-1998, no. 83, as Castle of the Owls.
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.