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77

Follower of Hubert Robert

View of a grand waterfall in Tivoli, with washerwomen in the foreground

Reserves

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 USD

Property from a New York Collection, Sold Without Reserve

Follower of Hubert Robert

Follower of Hubert Robert

View of a grand waterfall in Tivoli, with washerwomen in the foreground

View of a grand waterfall in Tivoli, with washerwomen in the foreground

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 USD

Lot sold:

16,380

USD

Property from a New York Collection, Sold Without Reserve

Follower of Hubert Robert

View of a grand waterfall in Tivoli, with washerwomen in the foreground


oil on canvas

canvas: 51 ½ by 35 ¼ in.; 131 by 89.5 cm.

framed: 59 ½ by 43 ½ in.; 151 by 110.5 cm.

The canvas has an old glue relining and remains stable. There is a slight craqueleure pattern in the sky but it is stable and not bothersome. The paint layer remains in very good condition overall, with a number of areas of thick brushwork and impasto retained and vibrant colors throughout. The varnish is slightly uneven and a bit dirty but remains effective. There are a handful of retouchings to address the craqueleure which flouresce under ultraviolet light, such as in the lower left corner, but otherwise very few if any inpainting is evident. Overall the work is in very good condition and could either be hung as is or perhaps benefit from a light cleaning and fresh varnish. Offered in a carved giltwood frame.


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This composition follows a red chalk drawing in reverse by Hubert Robert, now in Besançon.1


1. Hubert Robert, Vue d'une grande cascade avec une fabrique, à Tivoli, red chalk on paper, 436 by 347 mm., Propriété de la commune, legs, Besançon, bibliothèque municipale, Vol. 452, n° 38. See https://www.pop.culture.gouv.fr/notice/joconde/B3321145743?auteur=%5B%22ROBERT%20Hubert%22%5D&image=%5B%22oui%22%5D&listResPage=2&mainSearch=%22Hubert%20Robert%22&mosaicPage=2&last_view=%22mosaic%22&idQuery=%22fded21f-b2e5-e7-0df4-8edede4d1db8%22