Nicolas Hüet

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Nicolas Hüet
1770-1828
Study of the Giraffe Given to Charles X by the Viceroy of Egypt
1827
Watercolor and some opaque watercolor, over 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.
1994.1
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Signed and dated, in pen and brown ink, at lower left, "hüet 1827"; numbered for scale at lower right, "1/16".

Provenance: 
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.
Bibliography: 

Denison, Cara D., with Stephanie Wiles and Ruth S. Kraemer. Fantasy and Reality : Drawings from the Sunny Crawford von Bülow Collection. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1995, no. 27, repr. in color.

Associated names: 

Bayser, Bruno de, former owner.
De Rothschild, Kate, former owner.

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