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Hubert Robert
Paris 1733 - 1808
1733 - 1808年,巴黎
WASHERWOMEN AND PEASANTS RESTING AMONGST ANCIENT RUINS
oil on canvas
76.6 by 93.1 cm.; 30 1/4 by 36 3/4 in.
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來源

P. Cailleux, Paris;
Dr Lucien Graux, Paris;
Anonymous sale, Paris, Palais Galliera, 9 March 1961, lot 150;
With Newhouse Galleries, New York;
Acquired by the Helis family after 1961;
William G. Helis Jr., New Orleans, Louisiana;
His deceased sale, New York, Sotheby's, 11 January 1990, lot 141;
With Richard Green, London, from whom acquired by the present owner.

展覽

Paris, Galerie Jean Charpentier, Hubert Robert and Louis Moreau, 1922, no. 43;
Paris, Musée de l'Orangerie, Hubert Robert, 1933, no. 26.

相關資料

This view of ancient, monumental ruins bathed in a warm light, peopled by a throng of peasants whiling away the afternoon, exists only as a result of Robert's trip to Rome from 1754 to 1765. Robert arrived in Rome among the entourage of the French Ambassador to the Holy See, the Comte de Stainville, and he continued to be supported from the highest levels during his sojourn, not least by the Marquis de Marigny, Mme. de Pompadour's brother, and the Duc de Choiseul, made French Foreign Minister in 1758, who was his protector. During his eleven years in Rome Robert produced countless architectural sketches in the Roman campagna and it was probably with reference to one such drawing that he conceived the elaborate temple that forms the backdrop to the peasant scene in this picture. Although Robert did paint true representations of certain ruins, like the Temple of Vesta at Tivoli, many of the ruins he depicts are inventions, only partly based on reality. The scene here is highly romanticised and would have appealed greatly to Robert's enormous following of wealthy clients both at home in Paris and abroad, notably in Russia.

This work will be included in The Wildenstein Institute's forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the oil paintings of Hubert Robert

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