Lot 99
  • 99

Hubert Robert

70,000 - 90,000 USD
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  • Hubert Robert
  • The Cascades at Tivoli
  • oil on canvas


Anonymous sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 5 December 1936, lot 58.


New York, Wildenstein, Hubert Robert:  The Pleasure of Ruins, 15 November - 16 December 1988, pp. 67, 90, reproduced in the catalogue (as A Capriccio of the Small Cascades in Tivoli);
New York, Berry-Hill Galleries, Inc., Visions and Vistas:  Old Master Paintings and Drawings, 25 January - 4 March 2000, no. 98.


The following condition report has been provided by Simon Parkes of Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc. 502 East 74th St. New York, NY 212-734-3920, simonparkes@msn.com , an independent restorer who is not an employee of Sotheby's. This painting has been fairly recently restored and although the restorations are roughly applied in some areas, the picture can be hung as is. The canvas is lined with a glue adhesive. The painting is not in particularly good condition. There are fairly significant restorations in the sky, particularly in the upper right. In the landscape and foreground there are numerous structural damages in the lower right and there are other restorations elsewhere within the rest of the painting, including some smaller structural damages. Apart from possibly adjusting the existing restorations, the painting should be hung as is.
"This lot is offered for sale subject to Sotheby's Conditions of Business, which are available on request and printed in Sotheby's sale catalogues. The independent reports contained in this document are provided for prospective bidders' information only and without warranty by Sotheby's or the Seller."

Catalogue Note

This work is to be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the oil paintings of Hubert Robert being prepared by The Wildenstein Institute.