HUBERT ROBERT | THE TEMPLE OF DIANA AT NIMES WITH FIGURES IN THE FOREGROUND INCLUDING AN ARTIST SKETCHING
Paris 1733 - 1808
THE TEMPLE OF DIANA AT NIMES WITH FIGURES IN THE FOREGROUND INCLUDING AN ARTIST SKETCHING
signed and dated on the pedestal lower left: H. ROBERT. / 1771
oil on canvas
29 by 39⅞ in.; 73.6 by 101.8 cm.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, an independent restorer who is not an employee of Sotheby's.
This work is in notably good condition. The canvas has a European lining applied with glue. The surface texture remains very lively and attractive. No retouches are visible either to the naked eye or under ultraviolet light. The work should be hung in its current state.
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With Durand-Ruel, Paris;
William H. Crocker, Hillsborough, California, by 1934 and until at least 1942;
With Wildenstein & Co., New York;
From whom acquired by The Philips Family, New York, by 1988;With Agnew's, New York;
There acquired in 1993.
G. Brenier, Hubert Robert: The Pleasure of Ruins, exhibition catalogue, New York 1988, pp. 84-5, reproduced p. 28.
San Francisco, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Exhibition of French Painting from the Fifteenth Century to the Present Day, 1934, no. 49;
San Francisco Museum of Art, Survey of Landscape Painting, 1936, no. 89;
Richmond, Virginia, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Three Masters of Landscape: Fragonard, Robert and Boucher, 1981, no. 34;
Atlanta, High Museum of Art, The Rococo Age, French Masterpieces of the Eighteenth Century, 5 October - 31 December, 1983, no. 67;
New York, Wildenstein, Hubert Robert: The Pleasure of Ruins, 15 November - 16 December 1988.