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Pierre-Nicolas Huilliot (Paris 1674-1751)
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Pierre-Nicolas Huilliot (Paris 1674-1751)

Fruit in a gilt tazza with ewers on marble ledges and a monkey smoking a pipe on a draped ledge, with a macaw

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Pierre-Nicolas Huilliot (Paris 1674-1751)
Fruit in a gilt tazza with ewers on marble ledges and a monkey smoking a pipe on a draped ledge, with a macaw
signed and dated 'Huillot•1743•' (lower left)
oil on canvas
78½ x 56½ in. (199.5 x 143.4 cm.)
Provenance
Commissioned from the artist by the architect François Debias-Aubry, for Pierre René de Brisay, Marquis de Denonville (d. 1746), brigadier of the Royal Army, for 600 livres.
Collection of the Marquise de Paris.
with Segoura, Paris, where acquired by Dr. Sommer.
Literature
M. and F. Faré, La vie silencieuse en France: La Nature Morte au XVIIIe Siècle, Fribourg, 1976, p. 32, fig. 30.
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Lot Essay

This still life, like the previous lot, is mentioned in Huilliot’s account book of 1741 for a commission of a group of still lifes for the ‘Comte de Denonville’. On a slightly bigger scale, it could have been part of the same decorative scheme, most likely inset into boiserie panelling, for which Huilliot was paid a total of 2,860 livres.

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