Bound Print, Plate 1, La Chasse au Lapins (Rabbit Hunt), Nouveau Livre de Singes (New Book of Monkeys)
This is a bound print. It was designed by Christophe Huet and engraved by Louis-Philippe Boitard and published by Vanheck. It is dated ca. 1743 and we acquired it in 1920. Its medium is engraving on laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
A well-equipped monkey with a musket, powder flask, and hunting hound quietly approaches two plump rabbits from behind. In reality, rabbits have a strong flight response so it is unlikely this duo would have been successful in their pursuit.
This object was
It is credited
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.
Its dimensions are
Platemark: 10.8 × 16.9 cm (4 1/4 × 6 5/8 in.) Sheet: 15.5 × 23.3 cm (6 1/8 × 9 3/16 in.)
It is signed
Printed in black ink, lower left: C. Huet inv.; lower right: P. Boitard Sculp.
It is inscribed
Printed in black ink, lower center: LA CHASSE AU LAPINS / A Paris chés Roguié rue S. Jacques au Boisseau d'Or. A.P.D.R.; upper left: 7.e Suitte; upper right: 37
Cite this object as
Bound Print, Plate 1, La Chasse au Lapins (Rabbit Hunt), Nouveau Livre de Singes (New Book of Monkeys); Designed by Christophe Huet (French, 1700–1759); France; engraving on laid paper; Platemark: 10.8 × 16.9 cm (4 1/4 × 6 5/8 in.) Sheet: 15.5 × 23.3 cm (6 1/8 × 9 3/16 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1921-6-320-2
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Embroidered and Embellished.