• A Golden-Whiskered Barbet -
    Price on request

    Signed lower left: hüet

    Watercolour heightened with bodycolour

    373 x 234 mm., 14 ½ x 9 ¼ in.

     

    Provenance

    Private Collection, UK

     

    Engraved

    For Nouveau Recueil de Planches coloriées d’Oiseaux, published 1838, pl. 283

     

    The Golden-Whiskered Barbet is found in tropical forests in Malaysia.

     

    Huet’s father Jean-Baptiste and grandfather Nicolas Huet the Elder were both artists specialising in animal and bird paintings. He visited Egypt on Napoleon’s scientific and artistic expeditions between 1798 and 1801 and exhibited at the Salon for the first time in 1802. In 1804, he was appointed Painter to the Musée d’Histoire Naturelle and to the menagerie of the Empress Josephine. The museum owns a series of 246 drawings on vellum of animals, birds, insects and sea life which were published as engravings in 1808. He exhibited at the Salon until 1827 and produced work for many aristocratic collectors.

  • A Channel-Billed Cuckoo -
    Price on request

    Signed lower left: hüet and inscribed: présageur (adulte.)

    Watercolour heightened with bodycolour

    Sheet 373 x 235 mm., 14 ½ x 9 ¼ in.

     

    Provenance

    Private Collection, UK

     

    Engraved

    For Nouveau Recueil de Planches coloriées d’Oiseaux, published 1838, pl. 290

     

    The Channel-Billed Cuckoo is a type of Cuckoo found in Indonesia, New Guinea and Australia.

  • A Stone Curlew -
    Price on request

    Signed lower left: hüet

    Watercolour heightened with bodycolour

    273 x 235 mm., 10 ¾ x 9 ¼ in.

     

    Provenance

    Private Collection, UK

     

    Huet’s father Jean-Baptiste and grandfather Nicolas Huet the Elder were both artists specialising in animal and bird paintings. He visited Egypt on Napoleon’s scientific and artistic expeditions between 1798 and 1801 and exhibited at the Salon for the first time in 1802. In 1804, he was appointed Painter to the Musée d’Histoire Naturelle and to the menagerie of the Empress Josephine. The museum owns a series of 246 drawings on vellum of animals, birds, insects and sea life which were published as engravings in 1808. He exhibited at the Salon until 1827 and produced work for many aristocratic collectors.

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