JEAN-BAPTISTE HUET | SHEPHERDESS WITH GOATS
Paris 1745 - 1811
SHEPHERDESS WITH GOATS
Black, red and white chalk, with touches of blue pastel;
signed and dated, lower right: JB Huet / 1762
10 ¾ by 12 in.; 278 by 305 mm.
Hinge mounted to a modern mount. There is some yellowing to the sheet and some old creases to the upper left quarter, possibly integral to the manufacture of the paper. The combination of media remains in good condition with the image strong. Sold in a giltwood frame.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Sale, Paris, Hotel Drouot, 8 March 1920;
Sale, New York, Christie's, 9 January 1991, lot 71
A. Ananoff and D. Wildenstein, François Boucher, Paris 1976, vol. I, p. 400, no. 290/5, fig. 847, reproduced
The shepherdess depicted in the present drawing, though not the accompanying goat, is adapted from François Boucher's painting of 1745, Pomone, one of five oils by the artist from this date portraying Huntress Nymphs.