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Blue and Orange Sky

A work made of pastel on tanned-gray wove paper with blue fibers.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of pastel on tanned-gray wove paper with blue fibers.




Paul Huet
French, 1803-1869

About this artwork

A preeminent landscape painter of the French Romantic movement, Paul Huet sketched en plein air in Paris and
its environs, Normandy, and the Auvergne. His style of landscape painting and drawing greatly influenced members of the Barbizon School and, later, the Impressionists. Pastels such as this are seldom found outside of France.


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Paul Huet


Blue and Orange Sky


France (Artist's nationality:)

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Pastel on tanned-gray wove paper with blue fibers


18.8 × 27.9 cm (7 7/16 × 11 in.)

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Mr. and Mrs. William McKittrick Fund

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