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Bernard Buffet - Le Temple de l' Amite

Bernard Buffet Le Temple de l' Amite

 Original Etching in colours, 1990, signed by the artist in pencil (I cannot make out the watermark on this paper - it appears to be Morium du Gil 999)

Size: 770 x 580 mms (Paper size) ;462 x 614 mms (Plate size)

Edition:  EA (Artists proof) - From an unknown edition size

Literature: This is too late to have been included in the catalogue raisonee which was published several years before the death of the artist.

Published by: Editions Maurice Garner, Paris

Public Collections: Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France

Note: This comes from a small series Buffet made in 1989/1990 of the Russian Palaces. The Temple of Friendship is situated in the Pavlovsk Palace, an 18th century Imperial residence built by Tsar Paul I near Saint Petersburg. After his death it became the home of his widow, Maria Feodorovna. It is now a state museum and a public  park.