Nicolas Huet Bird Prints
Melanie Paquette Widmann
Nicolas Huet （イラスト）
内容This publication includes over 100 bird illustrations by Nicolas Huet as published in 1838. You will also find biographical notes on Nicolas Huet and his two brothers, Jean Baptiste Jr. and Villiers.
Nicolas Hüet was known for his illustrations of quadrupeds, birds and insects. He was born in 1770 in Louvre. His father taught him to draw and paint. In 1792, he and his two brothers, Jean Baptiste Jr. and Villiers, enlisted in the 1st battalion of volunteers of Seine-et-Oise. He was named Lieutenant and fought in the battle of Jemappes.
After his service, he returned to Paris. In October 1804, after the death of Oudinot, Nicolas was named as illustrator for the Museum of Natural History. He created over 200 watercolors on vellum for the museum. He also provided illustrations for Geoffroy and Cuvier.
Nicolas sent illustrations and watercolors to several of the Salons in 1802, 1806, 1808, 1817 and 1819. Lambert frères published a series of his drawings, engraved by Jean Baptiste Jr. His brother also engraved Nicolas’ collection of mammals. Nicolas provided illustrations for l’Histoire naturelle des mollusques terrestres et fluviatiles, the Nouveau recueil de planches coloriées d’oiseaux, the government’s publication on Egypt and created paintings on vellum for the Prince of Essling (André Masséna).
In 1822, after the death of Van Spaendonck, Nicolas and Redouté were put in charge of the iconography course at the Museum of Natural History. Nicolas died on December 26, 1830. He had no children.