129
129
Hubert Robert
A CAPRICCIO OF ROMAN RUINS, WITH WASHERWOMEN AND CHILDREN BY A FOUNTAIN
Estimate
12,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 USD
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129
Hubert Robert
A CAPRICCIO OF ROMAN RUINS, WITH WASHERWOMEN AND CHILDREN BY A FOUNTAIN
Estimate
12,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Hubert Robert
PARIS 1733 - 1808
A CAPRICCIO OF ROMAN RUINS, WITH WASHERWOMEN AND CHILDREN BY A FOUNTAIN
Pen and brown and gray ink and gray and blue wash over black chalk;
signed in gray ink: H/ROBERT/1re 10 (?)/1776
185 by 268 mm; 7 1/4 by 10 1/2 in
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Provenance

Mme. Lucienne Fribourg, New York and Paris,
sold by her Executor, London, Sotheby's, 27 March 1969, lot 128, reproduced;
Private Collection, London;
sale, London, Christie's, 5 April 1977, lot 140

 

Catalogue Note

This watercolor was made when Robert was back in Paris and drawing upon his Italian experiences to produce works popular with collectors.  The colonnade at the back is reminiscent of St. Peter's, and the arrangement of figures at a fountain under an arch is found in many other Robert compositions.  A larger watercolor, similar in technique and subject, was sold Paris, Tajan, 28 November 2002, lot 89.

Old Master Drawings

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