The Return of the Artists to the Champs-Elysées (Le Retour des Artistes aux Champs-Elysées) - FELIX BUHOT
Medium: etching, drypoint, aquatint and roulette
Etching, drypoint, aquatint and roulette, 1877, Bourcard-Goodfriend 125 (iv/IV); edition unknown. 8 1/8 x 12 1/2 in. Signed, titled and dated in the plate, lower left. This is a fine, richly inked impression of this uncommon print. The margins appear to be full with a deckle edge on three sides. The condition is fine. According to Jim Goodfriend, "The precise time and date (March 20, 6 in the evening) are etched into the plate, memorializing the final day on which artists could submit paintings for exhibition in the 1877 salon." (See his Catalogue Number Six, page 10 (1998). This, the published state, bears the printed title "Le 20 Mars au Palais des Champs Èlysées." It was published by Cadart.
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