HUET, French family of artists

Christophe Huet was a painter appreciated by his 18th-century contemporaries for his animal pictures, but he is now best known for his decorative schemes in the manner of Watteau. His brother Nicolas Huet (1718-after 1788), a pupil of Jean-Baptiste Oudry, specialized in paintings of flowers and fruit. Nicolas's son Jean-Baptiste-Marie Huet I was an animal painter of some distinction, whose three sons Nicolas Huet II (active 1788-1827), François Huet (1772-1813) and Jean-Baptiste Huet II (b. 1772) were painters and engravers.

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