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Introduction
Biography of
Félix-Hilaire Buhot
Buhot’s Experimental Techniques
Landing in England
state iii/v
state iv/v
state v/v
A Pier in England
state i/viii
state ii/viii
state vii/viii
The Passage
state i/iv
state iii/iv
state iii/iv
Glossary
Exhibition Information
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Landing in England
(state iii/v)

This is a rare impression of an early state. Buhot has already begun to think of the image without the margins, as indicated by the graphite mark at left. Much of the aquatinted areas was done with a spirit ground, a type of etching in which the resin is dissolved in alcohol to give the artist greater control. This can be seen most clearly in the tonal areas of the sky.

Landing in England, 1879
etching, drypoint, aquatint, roulette, spirit ground, and softground etching with graphite on thick wove paper, state iii/v
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Helena Gunnarsson Buhot Collection
Gift in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art, 1990

 

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