Lot 112
  • 112

Hubert Robert

Estimate
6,000 - 8,000 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

  • Hubert Robert
  • Souvenir du Temple de la Concorde
  • Black chalk, pen and black ink and watercolour;
    signed and dated on the architrave: H. Robert 1779

  • Oval: 12½in by 11in

Provenance

Daigremont Collection,
his sale, April 1866, lot 345 (from an inscription on the mount: 
(Hubert) Robert-beau dessin à la plume legerment lavé d'aquarelle,/signé et daté (1779)./No. 345 du catalogue de la vente (avril 1866) de la collection de feu M. Daigremont;
G.Trested (his transcription of the same inscription on the verso);
sale, London, Christie's, 9 December 1986, lot 111

Condition

Laid down on the original mount. Overall in good condition, the medium remains strong and fresh. There are a few areas where white heighening has been used to cover small light brown foxing stains. Sold in a gilded frame.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Catalogue Note

This is one of a number of views by Robert of the Temple of Concord seen from this angle.  There are two others with similar compostions, one in Valence, and another, not dated, in a private collection.1

1. J. de Cayeux, Les Hubert Robert... au Musée de Valence, Valence 1985, p. 270, no. 75 and fig. 97