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Friday, 17 January 2020

Four of Jean Baptiste Huet's etchings from “Cahiers d'études”, 1796–1799


Jean Baptiste Huet (1745–1811)

Four etchings cut from two larger plates with frieze-like compositions from the series of 38 plates, “Cahiers d'études” (aka “Oeuvres de J. B. Huet”), published in several parts and dated 1796–1799 (see https://research.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?assetId=552843001&objectId=1522791&partId=1):

FIRST ETCHING FROM THE TOP
“Plate 16 (upper)”, 1796–97, depicting what the BM describes as “Fame, flying to right, and blowing trumpet”
Size: (sheet) 5.3 x 16.4 cm; (image borderline) 4.3 x 15.1 cm.
Inscribed on plate below the image borderline: (left) “J. B. Hüet l'an 5”.

SECOND ETCHING FROM THE TOP
“Plate 16 (lower)”, 1796–97, depicting what the BM describes as “two angels adoring Child and Holy Ghost”
Size: (sheet) 5.8 x 16.1 cm; (image borderline) 4.3 x 14.9 cm.
Inscribed on plate below the image borderline: (left) “J. B. Hüet l'an 5”.

THIRD ETCHING FROM THE TOP
“Plate 34 (upper)”, 1798–99, depicting what the BM describes as “cupids and baby satyrs; on the right, two cupids fighting; on the left baby satyr holding back another with a scarf”
Size: (sheet) 6.1 x 16.2 cm; (image borderline) 4.5 x 15 cm.
Inscribed on plate below the image borderline: (left) “J. B. Hüet l'an 7”.

FOURTH ETCHING FROM THE TOP
“Plate 34 (lower)”, 1798–99, depicting what the BM describes as “cupids holding hands and dancing”
Size: (sheet) 6.1 x 16.5 cm; (image borderline) 4.5 x 15.4 cm.
Inscribed on plate below the image borderline: (left) “J. B. Hüet l'an 7”.

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Condition of the four etchings: near faultless impressions in excellent condition (the lower etching has an abrasion on its lower borderline) with small margins around the image borderlines and nested on the same support sheet.

I am selling this set of four etchings trimmed (by a previous collector) from two larger plates executed by the principal designer for the Oberkampf textile company that is famous for its innovation in textile printing by using engraved metal plates (instead of woodcuts) “fixed on cylindrical drums” (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christophe-Philippe_Oberkampf), for a total cost of AU$280 for the set (currently US$193.46/EUR173.67/GBP147.93 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.

If you are interested in purchasing this set of 18th century French ornamental designs, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This set of prints has been sold










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