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HOUËL, Jean Pierre Louis Laurent (1735 - 1813), Painter, watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
HOUËL, Jean Pierre Louis Laurent (1735 - 1813), Painter, watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1735, in Rouen; died 14 November 1813, in Paris.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Genre scenes, portraits, landscapes with figures, scenes with figures, natural history, animals.

[not available online]Jean Houël, though a minor master, deserves closer scrutiny. His subtle and witty drawing, a prerequisite to any 18th-century artistic endeavour, might explain why a number

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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