Detail from The Canal, Amsterdam, 1889, James McNeill Whistler, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow


Paul Huet

Nationality: French
Date of birth: 3 October 1803
Date of death: 8 January 1869
Category: artist


Paul Huet was a Romantic landscape painter who, influenced by R.P. Bonington, began to study and paint landscapes based on nature.


It is possible that Whistler's Copy after a Picture of an Inundation y016 showed Huet's oil, L'inondation à St Cloud, which was first exhibited in 1855 at the Exposition Universelle in Paris. It was acquired by the Musée du Luxembourg in 1857 (R.F.96).


O’Reilly, Chiara, 'L’inondation à St Cloud de Paul Huet à l'exposition universelle de 1855: pour une réévaluation de la poésie et de l'historie dans la nature romantique', Romantisme, 2/2013 (no. 160), pp. 123-38.

Musée du Louvre (website 'Images d'Art', RMN website.