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1745 – Paris - 1811


Interior of a Barn (A Farm Boy brings Hay to Two Horses) - 1770


Etching. Size of sheet: 28.3 x 36.5 cm. Signed and dated in the plate: ‘J B Hüet / 1770 / No.10’.


IFF 11:7; Le Blanc 32; Gabillot p.168.


Provenance: François Heugel (Lugt 3373).


Very fine impression printed on laid paper with margins around the platemark, attached to hand-made paper around the borders. Light stain from old glue verso, otherwise in excellent condition.



Jean-Baptiste Marie Huet: Interior of a Barn

  • After studying with Jean-Baptiste Le Prince, Huet became an agréé of the French Academy in 1768 and a full member a year later. He must have learnt to etch from his master. The first plates by Huet were dedicated to Le Prince. Main body of his etched works comes after 1789, his earliest and rare prints are dated 1770.

    Sa gravure en ce genre a du goût, du pittoresque; l’effet est obtenu très implement, et le trait est presque toujours léger…” [His engraving in this genre is tasteful, picturesque; the effect is obtained very easily, and the line is almost always light…] (Gabillot, p.88)


  • C.Gabillot, Les Hüet: Jean-Baptiste et Ses Trois Fils, 1892;

    John Ittmann et al., Regency to Empire: French Printmaking 1715-1814, 1984.

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