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Last NameHoüel    
Given NameJean Pierre Laurent Louis    
alt. NamesJ. H. ; Jean Pierre Louis Laurent ;    
Marriage    
Children    
Year born1735 in Rouen    
Year died1813    
Place of deathParis    
Father's occupation    
Relativesartist family    
Educationpupil of architect Charles Thibault père, painters J. B. Descamps Sr. & FG Casanova, engr. Le Mire; mineral. Jacques-Christophe Valmont de Bomare    
Country of ActivityFrance    
Worked forHoüel: Annales du Muséum & Hist. nat. des deux éléphants (1803) & Voyage pittoresque des Isles de Sicile Malte (Lipari 1782-7) ;    
PatronageJardin des Plantes ; Court painter ; Academie de France ; Charles Nicolas Cochin, Marquis d'Angiviller     
Collaboratorsengraver Philippe Lebas ; artist Noël Jules Le Mire ; Claude Henri Watelet ;    
Techniquesgouache, wash, oil painting, drawing, etching, copperplate engraving; hand-colouring    
Sample(s)http://www.galleriaroma.it/Jean%20Houel/Le%20Antichita%20della%20citta.htm    
Archival sourcesMusée de Louvre, Paris; Bibliothèque du Muséum national d'histoire naturelle Paris    
Published sourcesAKL 75 2012: 91 ; ThB 17 1924: 563 ; Luc Vezin: Artistes Jardin Plantes (1990) ; Pinault 1991: 110, 176 & 258-61 ; S. B. Keller: Der mineralogische Blick v. J. H., in G. Dürbeck (ed.): Wahrnehmung der Natur 117-133 ;    
othermain profession: architect. active in Sicily 1769-72 & 1776-79; Naples, Palermo, Sicily. Freemason. Rouen. geological/mineralogical illustration    
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