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Nicolas Huet The Younger

A Leopard

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

Property from the Estate of Alexis Gregory, sold to benefit the Alexis Gregory Foundation

Nicolas Huet The Younger

Nicolas Huet The Younger

A Leopard

A Leopard

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

Lot sold:

37,800

USD

Property from the Estate of Alexis Gregory, sold to benefit the Alexis Gregory Foundation

Nicolas Huet The Younger

Paris circa 1770 - 1828

A Leopard


Pen and brown ink and watercolor with touches of gouache over traces of black chalk, within brown wash framing lines, on vellum;

signed and dated, in pen and brown ink, lower left: huet fils. an. 1809 and inscribed, lower right: 1/4, also inscribed on the back of board, in pen and brown ink: Panthère Mâle / par huet, peintre du muséum l'histoire naturelle de Paris.

310 by 445 mm; 9 1/2 by 15 1/4 in


Sale, London, Sotheby's, 4 July 2012, lot 54
Nicolas Huet, son of Jean-Baptiste Huet, was official painter to the Musée d'Histoire Naturelle et de la Ménagerie of the Empress Josephine, and specialised in painting animals and plants.  A particularly fine example of his work, depicting a tiger, was sold, Sotheby's New York, Wednesday, 24 January 2007, lot 00079