• Cabinet d'un Amateur Européen auction at Christies

    Sale 7822

    Cabinet d'un Amateur Européen

    9 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 353

    Paul Huet (French, 1803-1869)

    Soleil couchant à Seine Port

    Estimate

    Paul Huet (French, 1803-1869)
    Soleil couchant à Seine Port
    signed and indistinctly inscribed 'a r. Salisse (?)/Souvenir Bien(?) affectueux Huet' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    15¼ x 26½ in. (38.8 x 67.3 cm.)


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    The present work is a preliminary sketch for Huet's entry to the 1855 Exposition Universelle in Paris, Soleil Couchant, Seine-Port, now in the collection of the Louvre. Huet spent from late summer to autumn in 1852 and 1853 in the small village of Seine-Port.

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    Provenance

    Pierre Carnot, Paris.
    Heim Gayrac Collection
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 25 May 1995, lot 183, where acquired by the present owner.


    Exhibited

    Munich, Konrad Bernheimer, Barbizon: 19th century paintings from a European private collection, 1993.