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The Prints of Félix Buhot: Impressions of City and Sea

September 4, 2005 – February 20, 2006
West Building, Ground Floor, West Outer Tier Galleries G23, G24, G25

Félix-Hilaire Buhot, La Falaise: Baie de Saint-Malo (The Cliff: Saint-Malo Bay), 1886/1890, heliogravure, etching, drypoint, roulette, and spit bite on laid paper, Rosenwald Collection, 1943.3.1257

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: 68 prints, drawings, and watercolors of urban and seaside scenes by 19th-century French artist Félix-Hilaire Buhot were selected from the holdings of the National Gallery of Art. Multiple impressions of several prints were included to demonstrate the artist's process of creating atmospheric effects of rain, snow, and fog.

On October 27 and 29, a "Behind the Scenes" lecture about the artist's experimental printing techniques was given by exhibition curator Gregory Jecmen and paper conservator Marian Dirda.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Gregory Jecmen, assistant curator of old master prints, was the curator.

Attendance: 69,648

Buhot, Félix-Hilaire
French, 1847 - 1898