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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2012.90
People
Félix Hilaire Buhot, French (Valognes (Manche), France 1847 - 1898 Paris)
Title
The Spirits of Dead Cities
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Les esprits des villes mortes
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1886
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/340018
Location
Level 3, Room 3600, University Research Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Etching and drypoint with roulette and aquatint, retouched in red chalk on cream wove paper
Technique
Etching, drypoint and aquatint
Dimensions
image: 28.7 × 39 cm (11 5/16 × 15 3/8 in.)
sheet: 31.4 × 44.6 cm (12 3/8 × 17 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: lower edge, graphite: L'Esprits 2e Etat très rare avant l'aquatinte[?]..[illegible] FB; lower right, graphite: [illegible]
  • collector's mark: verso, lower left corner and lower right corner, round red ink stamp: DB [likely Daniel Bell]
  • inscription: verso, lower right, graphite: 2438[?]
Provenance
Daniel Bell, Cambridge, MA, gift of his estate; to Harvard Art Museums, 2012.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
State
ii/vi
Standard Reference Number
Bourcard 160
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift from the Collection of Professor and Mrs. Daniel Bell
Accession Year
2012
Object Number
2012.90
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Exhibition History

States of Play: Prints from Rembrandt to Delsarte, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/04/2021 - 01/02/2022

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