Nicolas II HUET (Paris 1770 - Paris 1828)
A Kudu Sold
Watercolour, with touches of white heightening.118 x 163 mm. (4 5/8 x 6 3/8 in.)ENQUIRE
This would appear to depict a male kudu, a species of antelope native to Southern and Eastern Africa. Huet may have either studied the animal at the Empress’s Ménagerie, or worked from a stuffed specimen in the collections of the Muséum d’Histore Naturelle in Paris.