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Paul Huet (Paris 1803-1869)
A villa near Rome
pencil, watercolour
13 x 18 7/8 in. (33 x 47.8 cm.)
The artist's studio stamp (L. 1268), and by descent in the family;
Christie's, London, 4 July 2000, lot 203; where purchased by the present owner.

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The villa, possibly at Tivoli, was owned by Gaspard Dughet, known as Gaspard Poussin (1615-1675). Huet possibly drew this view under the mistaken impression that he was paying homage to Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665), the famous classical landscape painter who was Gaspard's brother-in-law.

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