Black and White Dog, Head Turned to the Left

Jean-Baptiste Huet I French

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A distinguished animal painter, Huet here reveals the lightness of his touch as a draftsman. After sketching in the outlines of this small dog in black chalk, he used white to suggest the texture of fur and red to define the sensitive ares of ears, eye and nose. The animal is caught in midstride with its front leg raised, with the ground indicated only by a slight shadow. The signature and late date indicate that he drawing is an autograph copy of an earlier work made about 1765.

Black and White Dog, Head Turned to the Left, Jean-Baptiste Huet I (French, Paris 1745–1811 Paris), Graphite, heightened with white chalk, orange chalk, on brown paper

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