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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 v/v)

In this state, Buhot removed the margin illustrations by cutting them off of the plate. He also has altered the condition of the sky—it is not as dark and dramatic as in the preceding two prints. For this impression, Buhot used a sheet of paper made in the eighteenth century. The artist sometimes took fly-leaves from old books and blank pages from ledgers, as he liked the texture and appearance of these papers. Another impression of this state was printed on a coarse brown paper, perhaps a wrapping paper Buhot was known to have used. The texture and color of this paper contributes to the dark atmosphere of the subject.

Landing in England, 1879
etching, drypoint, aquatint, roulette, and spirit ground on antique paper, state v/v
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Jacob Kainen, 2002

 

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