Drawing, Male Monkey, Straddling Frame in Prayer
This is a drawing. It was style of Christophe Huet. It is dated late 19th century and we acquired it in 1911. Its medium is brush and gouache over graphite on thin board. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
While executed in the 19th century, these two drawings capture the mocking spirit of singerie. This foppish pair have the clothing and accessories predominant in 18th-century France: she has a feathered confection of a hat, powdered wig, pink muff, and deeply ruched skirt, while he, engaged in prayer, wears a three-piece suit and a powdered wig with a black wig bag.
This object was
It is credited
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.
Its dimensions are
29.6 × 30.6 cm (11 5/8 × 12 1/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Drawing, Male Monkey, Straddling Frame in Prayer; Style of Christophe Huet (French, 1700–1759); France; brush and gouache over graphite on thin board; 29.6 × 30.6 cm (11 5/8 × 12 1/16 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1911-28-76-b
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Embroidered and Embellished.