• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 11936

    Old Masters: Part II

    14 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 259

    Hubert Robert (Paris 1733-1808)

    The interior of a Roman palace, an obelisk beyond

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Hubert Robert (Paris 1733-1808)
    The interior of a Roman palace, an obelisk beyond
    oil on paper, laid down on canvas
    12 ¾ x 9 7/8 in. (32.4 x 24.9 cm.)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Contact the department

    This lively painting relates to Hubert Robert's grand 1787 canvas in the Art Institute of Chicago.

    Provenance

    with Galerie Cailleux, Paris, by 1957.
    Anonymous sale; Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 5 December 1990, lot 85, where acquired by the following.
    Private collection.


    Literature

    To be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the paintings of Hubert Robert being prepared by the Wildenstein Institute.


    Exhibited

    Paris, Galerie Cailleux, Hubert Robert, Louis Moreau: Exposition du cent-cinquantenaire de leur mort, 26 November-20 December 1957, no. 16.