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    Sale 5979

    Old Master, 19th Century and British Drawings and Watercolours

    9 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 624

    Hubert Robert (Paris 1733-1808)

    A mendicant friar preaching to country people from an antique basin

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    Hubert Robert (Paris 1733-1808)
    A mendicant friar preaching to country people from an antique basin
    signed 'H. Robert'
    red chalk counterproof, within the artist's framing lines, watermark 'D & C BLAUW'
    11 5/8 x 14½ in. (29.5 x 36.8 cm.), unframed; and Ruins in a landscape, watercolour over etched outlines, by a Follower of Charles Natoire (2)


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    Robert executed two known pictures of this scene, both showing the monk preaching from the right-hand side of the composition (formerly with Knoedler, London, and G. Wildenstein, Paris, respectively; photographs in the Witt Library, Courtauld Institute of Art, London). The drawing from which this counter-proof derives was sold in these Rooms, 15 April 1980, lot 160.

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