Pastoral scene

By Jean-Baptiste Huet (1785-1811)
ca. 1776
Oil on canvas
Inv. CAM 186
© MAD, Paris / photo: Laurent-Sully Jaulmes

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This large decorative cycle is composed of seven paintings and three overdoor panels. It illustrates the progress of the love affair between a shepherd and shepherdess, with the complicity of a dog and a dove. Jean-Baptiste Huet was one of the great animal painters of the eighteenth century; the circular drawing room at the junction of the two wings of the Hôtel Camondo was called the “Salon des Huet” in his honor.

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