figures walking on a slick dock in the rain; figures at far right carry umbrella; flag on tall flagpole, left center; flying birds, URQ; large chain and pulley, LLQ

Landing in England, 1879

Félix Buhot

Etching, drypoint, aquatint, and roulette

Bequest of Harry Drake 2013.35.683

Not on View

Aquatint literally means tinted water, and here Félix Buhot took the term seriously. This aquatint, depicting the stormy English seaside, looks almost wet. The dark gray passages of tone in the sky capture the looming storm and damp sea air, while the etched lines describe the torrent of pelting rain.

Image: Public Domain. Bequest of Harry Drake

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