Nicolas II HUET (Paris 1770 - Paris 1828)
A Common Squirrel Monkey on a Branch, Eating a Fruit Sold
Pen and brown ink and watercolour, over an underdrawing in black chalk, on vellum laid down on board
Signed and dated Hüet. 1813. in gold at the lower left.
Inscribed Saimiri, Callithrix sciureus. G. ST. H. in gold at the bottom.
Numbered cf.56 and No.4. on the reverse.
463 x 347 mm. (18 1/4 x 13 5/8 in.) [sheet]
The common or South American squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus) is a small monkey found mainly in the countries of the Amazon basin, notably Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Guyana, Peru, Surinam and Venezuela.