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PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Hubert Robert
A WOODED LANDSCAPE WITH FIGURES IN A BOAT AND FISHERMEN BEYOND
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142

PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Hubert Robert
A WOODED LANDSCAPE WITH FIGURES IN A BOAT AND FISHERMEN BEYOND
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Details & Cataloguing

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Hubert Robert
PARIS 1733 - 1808
A WOODED LANDSCAPE WITH FIGURES IN A BOAT AND FISHERMEN BEYOND

Provenance

Grouter Collection (according to the previous owner);
bears unidentified collector's mark (possibly L.895);
with Jean de Cayeux, Galerie Cailleux (L.4461);
sale, London, Sotheby's, 30 June 1986, lot 139

Catalogue Note

Robert, in this red chalk landscape, depicts an idyllic scene where two ladies are enjoying a boat trip along a river.  The composition leads the eye along the river to where two fisherman are located on the banks at the water's edge.  The drawing was likely to have been executed en plein air, or at least sketched in part on the spot. Stylistically, in terms of the handling of the foliage, it can be compared with Robert's, Jeunes Filles a La Cage, in the collection at the Musée de Valence.1

1. M. Beau, La Collection des dessins d' Hubert Robert au Musée de Valence, Lyon 1968, no. 75, reproduced, fig. 75a

Old Master & British Drawings

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