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118
* Hubert Robert
Paris 1733 - 1808
FIGURES IN CONVERSATION AMONG ROMAN RUINS, A CIRCULAR TEMPLE TO THE LEFT 
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118
* Hubert Robert
Paris 1733 - 1808
FIGURES IN CONVERSATION AMONG ROMAN RUINS, A CIRCULAR TEMPLE TO THE LEFT 
Estimation
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Lot. Vendu 9,600 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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Details & Cataloguing

* Hubert Robert
Paris 1733 - 1808
PARIS 1733 - 1808
FIGURES IN CONVERSATION AMONG ROMAN RUINS, A CIRCULAR TEMPLE TO THE LEFT 
pen and black ink and watercolor, over traces of black chalk, within black ink framing lines 
364 by 271mm; 14 5/16 by 10 11/16 in
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Provenance

J.F. Gigoux  (L.1164);
John and Alice Steiner 

Exposition

Santa Barbara, California, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Old Master Drawings from the Collection of John and Alice Steiner, 1986, cat. no. 57, reproduced

Description

This charming drawing is characteristic of Robert's compositions incorporating classical ruins. It shows the strong influence of Panini, whose works so impressed Robert when he arrived at the French Academy in Rome in 1754. According to the 1986 exhibition catalogue (loc. cit.), Victor Carlson informed Mr. & Mrs. Steiner in a 1983 telephone conversation that he believes this to be a relatively early drawing, dating from circa 1757-59. 

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