Description & Technical information

Dated 1767, this refined landscape drawing is one of Jean-Baptiste Huet’s earliest known works in this genre. A closely comparable drawing by the artist of the same size and date, depicting a Landscape with a Shepherd by a Lake, is in the collection of the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Valenciennes.

Date:  1767
Period:  1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Charcoal, Black and white chalk, Buff paper
Signature: Signed and dated j. huet. 1767. at the lower right.

Dimensions: 27.2 x 41.2 cm (10³/₄ x 16¹/₄ inches)
Provenance: Didier Aaron Inc., Paris and New York, in 2001
Private collection.
Literature: Laure Hug, Recherches sur le peintre Jean-Baptiste Huet (1745-1811), unpublished MA dissertation, Université de Paris IV - Sorbonne, 1995-1996, Vol.II, Catalogue of Drawings, no.2
Paris, Galerie Didier Aaron, Histoires Naturelles…: Deux Siècles de Peinture de Chasse et de Paysage, exhibition catalogue, 2001, unpaginated, no.24
Benjamin Couilleaux, Jean-Baptiste Huet: Le plaisir de la nature, exhibition catalogue, Paris, 2016, p.84, under no.34.
Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints