Nicolas Hüet the Younger
Study of the Giraffe Given to Charles X by the Viceroy of Egypt
Watercolor and some gouache, over traces of black chalk, on paper.
10 1/16 x 7 5/8 inches (254 x 194 mm)
Purchased on the Sunny Crawford von Bülow Fund 1978.
Signed and dated, in pen and brown ink, at lower left, "hüet 1827"; numbered for scale at lower right, "1/16".
Part of an album formed by a nineteenth-century collector, south of France; by descent; Bruno de Bayser, Paris; Galerie de Bayser, Paris; acquired from Kate de Rothschild and Didier Aaron, London and New York.