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118
Hubert Robert
THE PICNIC
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 43,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT
118
Hubert Robert
THE PICNIC
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 43,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Master Drawings

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New York

Hubert Robert
PARIS 1733 - 1808
THE PICNIC

Provenance

With H. Shickman Gallery, New York;
Christian Humann, New York,
his estate sale, New York, Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., 30 April 1982, lot 76, reproduced (purchased by the present owner)

Catalogue Note

This charming drawing, which Marianne Roland Michel has dated to circa 1765-68,1 shows a young boy climbing a tree and losing his hat in the process.  He was perhaps looking to rob a bird's nest but has lost his hold and hangs precariously onto a limb while his concerned companions look on.  A counterproof of the drawing is in the Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéogie de Besançon.2 

1.  Marianne Roland Michel in verbal communication to the present owner, 30 January 1997
2.  See Hubert Robert (1733-1808) et Saint-Pétersbourg, exhib. cat., Musée de Valence, 1999, pp. 190-91, no. 50 

Old Master Drawings

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New York