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    Sale 1986

    Important Old Master Paintings Part I And Part II

    15 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 48

    Jean-Baptiste Huet Paris 1745-1811

    Landscape with a young boy and a shepherdess with cows and sheep

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    Jean-Baptiste Huet Paris 1745-1811
    Landscape with a young boy and a shepherdess with cows and sheep
    signed and dated 'J.B. Hüet 1786' (on the bridge, lower left)
    oil on canvas, oval
    23½ x 19¼ in. 59.7 x 48.9 cm.


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    Jean-Baptiste Huet was a painter and engraver whose compositions display the high degree of finish one would expect from an artist well-versed in the print medium. His work in the petit manière of genre painting was strongly influenced by François Boucher, a friend of the artist. Huet was approved (agréé) by the Académie Royale in 1768 and exhibited regularly at the Salon until 1789.

    A second version of the present landscape was sold at Hôtel Drouet, Paris, in 1911.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Palais Galliera, Paris, 11 December 1961, lot 47.


    Exhibited

    New York and Paris, Wildenstein & Co., A Collection of European Paintings from the Early Renaissance to the Modernists, 25 November - 31 December 1933, no. 43.