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Hubert Robert
SCÈNE ANIMÉE DE PERSONNAGES DEVANT LE COLISÉE AVEC LE GLADIATEUR BORGHÈSE
HUBERT ROBERT ; THE BORGHESE GLADIATOR AND FIGURES IN FRONT OF THE COLOSSEUM, ROME; RED AND BLACK CHALK AND RED WASH, INSCRIBED WITH A LIST OF ANCIENT ROMAN RUINS AND MONUMENTS, IN PEN AND BROWN INK, ON THE UPPER SECTION OF THE SHEET WHICH HAS BEEN FOLDED OVER
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 6,000 EUR
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Hubert Robert
SCÈNE ANIMÉE DE PERSONNAGES DEVANT LE COLISÉE AVEC LE GLADIATEUR BORGHÈSE
HUBERT ROBERT ; THE BORGHESE GLADIATOR AND FIGURES IN FRONT OF THE COLOSSEUM, ROME; RED AND BLACK CHALK AND RED WASH, INSCRIBED WITH A LIST OF ANCIENT ROMAN RUINS AND MONUMENTS, IN PEN AND BROWN INK, ON THE UPPER SECTION OF THE SHEET WHICH HAS BEEN FOLDED OVER
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 6,000 EUR
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Details & Cataloguing

Bacri frères Antiquaires, Paris – Collection Jacques Bacri

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Hubert Robert
PARIS 1733 - 1808
SCÈNE ANIMÉE DE PERSONNAGES DEVANT LE COLISÉE AVEC LE GLADIATEUR BORGHÈSE
HUBERT ROBERT ; THE BORGHESE GLADIATOR AND FIGURES IN FRONT OF THE COLOSSEUM, ROME; RED AND BLACK CHALK AND RED WASH, INSCRIBED WITH A LIST OF ANCIENT ROMAN RUINS AND MONUMENTS, IN PEN AND BROWN INK, ON THE UPPER SECTION OF THE SHEET WHICH HAS BEEN FOLDED OVER
Sanguine et crayon noir et lavis de sanguine ;
Description par Hubert Robert d'anciennes ruines et monuments romains à la plume et encre brune sous une pliure au niveau du bord supérieur.




302 x 205 mm ; 11 7/8 by 8 in
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Provenance

Louis Deglatigny (L.1768a)

Catalogue Note

This lively and animated sketch is a preparatory study for Hubert Robert's watercolour of 1781, now housed in the Louvre, Paris.The Louvre drawing belongs to a series of nine watercolours that were commissioned by the Chevalier de Coigny and were exhibited at the Salon of 1781.   Robert, in preparation for this series, penned his preliminary ideas in red and black chalk sketches, the Bacri study being a fine example of his first thoughts for the layout of the Louvre watercolour.  The collector’s mark, lower left of this sketch, belongs to Louis Deglatigny, who also owned other preparatory drawings for this series.2

For more information about the Louvre’s watercolour and for the provenance of the Coigny and Delatigny group, see Sarah Catala’s catalogue entry (no. 58) in the Hubert Robert exhibition catalogue (2016). We are most grateful to Sarah Catala who, from an image, has confirmed the attribution to Hubert Robert.

Bacri frères Antiquaires, Paris – Collection Jacques Bacri

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