HUBERT ROBERT | VIEW OF THE PALAZZO DURAZZO, GENOA, WITH WASHERWOMEN AND OTHER FIGURES IN THE FOREGROUND
500,000 - 700,000 USD
Paris 1733 - 1808
VIEW OF THE PALAZZO DURAZZO, GENOA, WITH WASHERWOMEN AND OTHER FIGURES IN THE FOREGROUND
signed and dated lower center: H.ROBERT. / 1772
oil on canvas
29 by 40 in.; 73.6 by 101.5 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 particularly good condition. The only apparent retouching is a small horizontal line in the sky on the right side above the flowerpot. It is unlikely that there are any other restorations. The work may be slightly dirty, but it looks well nonetheless. The frame would benefit from some restoration, but the work can otherwise 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. 29.
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.