La Place Pigalle, 1878

Félix Hilaire Buhot, French, 1847 - 1898



Drypoint and aquatint etching on laid paper

artist's proof

Plate: 9 1/2 × 13 3/8 in. (24.2 × 33.9 cm)

Sheet: 13 7/16 × 18 1/4 in. (34.2 × 46.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Mrs. Hersey Egginton in memory of her son, Everett Egginton, Class of 1921



Place Made: France, Europe


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, upper left: TOUT PARIS [advertisement]; inscribed, in plate, within vignette, upper right: RAT MORT [cafe sign]; inscribed, in plate within remarque, upper right: A LA NOUVELLE ATHENES [cafe sign]; inscribed, in plate, within vignette, upper right: Fountain Pigalle / Café de la Nouvelle AThenes [faint]; inscribed, in plate, lower left: Pigalle / a la place Pigalle / 1878; initialled and dated, in plate, lower right: FB 1878; stamped, in red ink, within image, lower right: [artist's stamp: Lugt 977] F [owl] B; inscribed, in graphite, lower center: Place Pigalle original etching by Buhot artists proof signed with his stamp

Exhibition History

A Space for Dialogue 17, Sexes in the City: Exploring Urban Men and Women through Five Centuries of Popular Prints, Megan Fontanella, Class of 2004, Class of 1954 Curatorial Intern, Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 30-March 28, 2004.


Collected by Hersey Egginton (1875-1951); bequeathed to his wife, Mary E. (Benner) Egginton (1875-1962), Garden City, New York, 1951; given to present collection, 1954.

Catalogue Raisonne

Boucard (1899) 129 iv/v; Goodfriend (1979) 129 iv/v

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