Paul Huet (1803 - 1869)
Coastal Landscape with Cliffs Sold
Watercolour, over an underdrawing in pencil. Inscribed (in a modern hand) Paul Huet (1803-1869) / “Falaises et nuages ensoleillés” / (Mme Paul Huet et la femme de pêcheur) / (26-19) and numbered No.14 on the backing board176 x 259 mm. (7 x 10 1/8 in.)ENQUIRE
In May of 1828 Paul Huet embarked on a sketching tour of the Normandy coast, and soon found himself captivated by the scenery. As he wrote the following month in a letter to his sister from Honfleur, he wished ‘to make at least a few studies of all the beautiful things that surround me.’
In the artist’s studio at the time of his death, with the atelier stamp (Lugt 1268) at the lower rightBy descent in the family of the artist, until 2014.