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THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Jean-Baptiste-Marie Huët
PORTRAIT OF MARIE-JOSEPH CHÉNIER (1764–1811), A QUILL IN HIS LEFT HAND
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 GBP
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THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Jean-Baptiste-Marie Huët
PORTRAIT OF MARIE-JOSEPH CHÉNIER (1764–1811), A QUILL IN HIS LEFT HAND
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Jean-Baptiste-Marie Huët
PARIS 1745 - 1811
PORTRAIT OF MARIE-JOSEPH CHÉNIER (1764–1811), A QUILL IN HIS LEFT HAND
signed and dated lower left on the scroll: J.B.Hüet/ .1788
and inscribed on the reverse: Marie Joseph Chenier
oil on panel
30.5 x 23.5 cm.; 19 1/4  x 12 in.
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Provenance

Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 19 April 2000, lot 61;
Where acquired by the present owner.

Catalogue Note

This is the only known portrait by the artist, whose œuvre consists mainly of pastoral and mythological scenes. Born in Constantinople, Marie-Joseph Chénier was a politician, playwright and poet, of French and Greek origin. He specialised in historical subjects in revolutionary Paris. His best known work, Charles IX et la Saint Barthélémy, was first performed at the Théâtre-Français in 1789; its revolutionary zeal having resulted in the play being held back for nearly two years by the censor.

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