• Old Masters & 19th Century Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5859

    Old Masters & 19th Century Art

    28 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 85

    Jean-Baptiste Huet I (Paris 1745-1811)

    A young boy and girl admiring a butterfly in a classical garden

    Price Realised  

    Jean-Baptiste Huet I (Paris 1745-1811)
    A young boy and girl admiring a butterfly in a classical garden
    oil on canvas
    22¼ x 31½ in. (56.5 x 80 cm.)


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    Jean-Baptiste Huet was born into a family of artists; his father was Nicolas Huet, his uncle Christophe Huet. Huet was known not only as a painter but also as a reputable printer. After initially studying under Charles Dagomer, the animal painter, his friendship with Charles Dermarteau (who would later engrave many of Huet's pictures), led him to enter the studio of Jean-Baptiste Leprince. Huet's work in the petit maniére of genre painting, of which this is a fine example, was strongly influenced by his friend François Boucher, the forerunner of this style. Huet was approved by the Académie Royale in 1768 and exhibited regularly at the Salon until 1789.

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    Provenance

    with Thomas Agnew and Sons, London.