Jean-Baptiste HUET (Paris 1745 - Paris 1811)

Winter Landscape with Two Children

Charcoal and black chalk, extensively heightened with white chalk, on buff paper.
Signed and dated j. huet. 1767. at the lower right.
272 x 412 mm. (10 3/4 x 16 1/4 in.)

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Dated 1767, this refined landscape drawing is one of Jean-Baptiste Huet’s earliest known works in this genre. A closely comparable drawing by the artist of the same size and date, depicting a Landscape with a Shepherd by a Lake, is in the collection of the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Valenciennes.
 

Provenance:
Didier Aaron Inc., Paris and New York, in 2001
Private collection.
 

Literature:
Laure Hug, Recherches sur le peintre Jean-Baptiste Huet (1745-1811), unpublished MA dissertation, Université de Paris IV - Sorbonne, 1995-1996, Vol.II, Catalogue of Drawings, no.2
Paris, Galerie Didier Aaron, Histoires Naturelles…: Deux Siècles de Peinture de Chasse et de Paysage, exhibition catalogue, 2001, unpaginated, no.24
Benjamin Couilleaux, Jean-Baptiste Huet: Le plaisir de la nature, exhibition catalogue, Paris, 2016, p.84, under no.34.
 

Jean-Baptiste HUET

Winter Landscape with Two Children

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