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Felix Hilaire Buhot was born in Normandy in 1847 and moved to Paris to study at the prestigious Ecole des Beaux Art at the age of 19.
He is credited with reviving 17th century etching techniques in the late 19th century and was noted for combining multiple processes to produce a single print. But he is probably best known for employing a device called "marges symphoniques" to decorate the margins of his print images in the same spirit as an illuminated manuscript.
Buhot's subjects included city views (both in France and in England) and seascapes often imbued with atmospheric weather conditions such as rain or fog and in different seasons.
Felix Buhot enjoyed commercial and popular success with his prints during his lifetime and his fame reached across the ocean to the United States. In fact, one of the last exhibitions before he died was at the gallery of Frederick Keppel in New York in 1888. Buhot's thoughtful and beautifully executed images continue to attract serious collectors on both sides of the Atlantic.