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Hubert Robert
THE TOMB OF JEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU AT ERMENONVILLE
Estimate
35,00045,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
88
Hubert Robert
THE TOMB OF JEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU AT ERMENONVILLE
Estimate
35,00045,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Hubert Robert
PARIS 1733 - 1808
THE TOMB OF JEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU AT ERMENONVILLE

Catalogue Note

Robert here depicts the Ermenonville park in Oise, choosing as his focal point the tomb of the Swiss philospher, Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778), whose ideals he much admired.  The artist returned to the subject a number of times in the course of his career, varying the view point or the positioning of figures in the foreground.  Three known Ermenonville compositions include that formerly with Galerie George Petit, Paris, in 1926, another sold at Drouot, Paris, in 1933 and one in a horizontal format sold at Christie's, New York, 1985.1

This painting will be included in the critical catalogue of the paintings of Hubert Robert, currently being prepared under the auspices of the Wildenstein Institute.

1.  Chateau d'Ermenonville, Paris, Drouot, 8 March 1933, lot 14; Anonymous sale, New York, Christie's, 9 May 1985, lot 1. 

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