Edouard Boubat - Rue, NYC
Edouard Boubat
Rue, NYC
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1953, printed in 1992
11 1/2 x 17 1/4 Inches

Signed with ink in recto. Signed, dated, and titled with pencil on verso.

Edouard Boubat - Les amoureux de Paris I
Edouard Boubat
Les amoureux de Paris I
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1980, printed in 1980
9 1/2 x 14 inches

Signed, dated, and titled on verso, single print.

Edouard Boubat - Vitrine, Salers, France
Edouard Boubat
Vitrine, Salers, France
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1954, printed 1992
14 7/8 x 14 Inches

Signed with ink in recto. Signed, dated, and titled with pencil on verso.

Edouard Boubat - Lella, Bretagne
Edouard Boubat
Lella, Bretagne
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1947, printed in 1994
17 1/4 x 13 inches

Signed with ink in recto. Signed, dated, and titled with pencil on verso.

Edouard Boubat - Petite Fille aux Feuilles Mortes, Paris
Edouard Boubat
Petite Fille aux Feuilles Mortes, Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1947, Printed in 1981
10 x 7 3/8 inches image, 16 x 12 inches paper

Signed by the artist in pencil on verso

Edouard Boubat - Bernard, Paris
Edouard Boubat
Bernard, Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1965
12 x 15 1/2 inches

Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso. Signed in ink in the margin on recto.

Edouard Boubat - L'arbre et la Poule
Edouard Boubat
L'arbre et la Poule
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1950
11 X 14 7/8 inches
Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso. Signed in ink on recto.
Edouard Boubat - Hommage au Douanier Rousseau, Paris
Edouard Boubat
Hommage au Douanier Rousseau, Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1980, printed in 1992
11 3/4 x 17 inches

Signed with ink in recto. Signed, dated, and titled with pencil on verso.

Edouard Boubat - Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris
Edouard Boubat
Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1955, Printed 1970s
9 1/4 x 14 1/4 inches
Boubat's signature, title and date, in ink, on verso.
Edouard Boubat - Les amoureux de Paris III
Edouard Boubat
Les amoureux de Paris III
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1962, printed in 1980
10 x 15 inches

Signed with ink in recto. Signed, dated, and titled with Pencil on verso.

Edouard Boubat - L'homme au caniche
Edouard Boubat
L'homme au caniche
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1953, printed in 1994
12 x 18 inches

Signed with ink on recto.

Edouard Boubat - Parc de saint Cloud
Edouard Boubat
Parc de saint Cloud
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1981, printed in 1994
17 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches

Signed with ink in recto. Signed, dated, and titled with pencil on verso.

Edouard Boubat - Nepal 1973
Edouard Boubat
Nepal 1973
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
1973, printed in 1973
10 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches

Signed with ink in recto. Signed, dated, and titled on verso, vintage eb print 1973.

Edouard Boubat - Vespasienne
Edouard Boubat
Vespasienne
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1956, printed in 1992
11 3/4 x 17 1/4 inches

Signed with ink in recto. Signed, and dated with pencil on verso.

Edouard Boubat - Les amoureux de Paris IV
Edouard Boubat
Les amoureux de Paris IV
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1952, printed in 1982
14 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

Signed, dated, and titled on verso.

Edouard Boubat - Cirque 1973
Edouard Boubat
Cirque 1973
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
1973, printed in 1973
10 3/4 x 15 1/2 inches

Signed, dated, and titled on verso, vintage eb print 1973.

Edouard Boubat - Tournesols
Edouard Boubat
Tournesols
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1987, printed in 1992
12 x 18 Inches

Signed with ink in recto. Signed, dated, and titled with Pencil on verso, single copy.

Edouard Boubat - Paris 1947
Edouard Boubat
Paris 1947
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
1947, printed in 1947
14 x 11 1/4 inches

Signed and dated on verso, vintage eb print 1947.

Edouard Boubat - Garage
Edouard Boubat
Garage
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
1948, printed in 1948
12 x 15 3/4 inches

Signed and dated on verso, vintage eb print 1948.

Edouard Boubat - Pluie de fleurs
Edouard Boubat
Pluie de fleurs
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1989, printed in 1992
17 1/4 x 12 inches

Signed with ink in recto. Signed, dated, and titled with pencil on verso, single copy.

Edouard Boubat - La Bastille
Edouard Boubat
La Bastille
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
1954, printed in 1954
10 3/4 x 15 1/2 inches

Signed, dated, and titled on verso, vintage eb print 1954.

Edouard Boubat - Les tables, Paris 1952
Edouard Boubat
Les tables, Paris 1952
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
1952, printed in 1952
13 1/2 x 9 inches

Signed, dated, titled, and stamped on verso, vintage eb print 1952.

Edouard Boubat - Passerelle, Paris
Edouard Boubat
Passerelle, Paris
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
1952, printed in 1952
12 x 9 inches

Signed, dated, and titled on verso, vintage eb print 1952.

Edouard Boubat - Les amoureux de Paris II
Edouard Boubat
Les amoureux de Paris II
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1982, printed in 1982
10 x 15 Inches

Signed, dated, and titled on verso

Edouard Boubat - Manege Sous la Pluie
Edouard Boubat
Manege Sous la Pluie, Montmartre, 1997
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1998
13 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches
Signed lower right, also signed and dated 1997 on verso.
Edouard Boubat - Indian Hindu Woman Carrying Pot
Edouard Boubat
Indian Hindu Woman Carrying Pot
Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches
Photographer's stamp and Photo Researchers label on print verso.
Edouard Boubat - Indian Mother and Child, Madras
Edouard Boubat
Indian Mother and Child, Madras
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1971, Printed c.1990
11 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches

Boubat's signature, in pencil, on verso.

The poet Jacques Prévert called him a “peace photographer,” for Boubat was the incarnation of the French humanist, member of a movement without ideology or militants whose urge to capture the simple beauty of everyday life distinguishes their work. His first image, of a tiny girl wearing an outfit of fallen leaves in the Luxembourg gardens, was made in 1946 and became a classic. A photoengraver by trade until 1950, his personal work, especially that featuring his muse Lella, indicated unusual talent.

Working under the inspired editorship of Bertie Gilou for the innovative magazine “Realities” 1950-70, Boubat flourished as a globetrotting journalist, but for a magazine that concerned itself more with science, industry, and economic development than with war or conflict. The role suited his temperament, for it allowed him to make small groups of images around a loosely defined subject, rather than detailed picture stories. His dictum was “To photograph is to express gratitude.” His work dealt with simple domestic and personal events, or work, trade, and industry. His “personal” photography produced a charming body of images, where the nude, children, cats, and his own family figure extensively.