HUBERT ROBERT (Paris 1733-1808)
The ruins of an antique building with an obelisk and figures
signed and dated ‘H. ROBERT. F./ ROMAE 1759’ (lower right)
black chalk, pen and brown ink, watercolor, watermark arms of Strasbourg and countermark ‘D. & C. Blauw’
1658 x 1238 in. (42.2 x 31.6 cm)
Claude Lévy (1925-1982/1984), Paris.
Alain Fétiveau, Paris; by descent to
Claude Fétiveau, Paris.
with Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York.
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The present drawing relates to a sheet in the Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe, where the lower part of the composition is repeated in the same technique (inv. 1976-64; see J. E. Borries, Die französischen Zeichnungen 1570-1930, exhib. cat., Karlsruhe, Staatliche Kunsthalle, 1983, no. 36, ill.). Both sheets are signed and dated 1759 on a fragment of a marble relief at right. Of similar date must be another drawing, with only slight differences in the figures and a few sculptural elements, at Christie’s, London, 2 July 1996, lot 255. The composition was also used by Robert in a picture at the Art Institute of Chicago (inv. 1900.38; see M. Grasselli and Y. Jackall, Hubert Robert, exhib. cat., Washington, National Gallery of Art, 2016, no. 77, ill.).

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