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Hubert Robert (1733-1808)
Hubert Robert (1733-1808)

The Shipyards at Civit Vecchia, the port of Rome

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Hubert Robert (1733-1808)
The Shipyards at Civit Vecchia, the port of Rome
inscribed 'magazini di Civita vecchia per la Costruzione delle galere'
black chalk, pen and brown and black ink, brown and grey wash, watercolour
225 x 289 mm.

Lot Essay

This is similar in technique to a drawing of the port of Civit Vecchia, dated 1761, in the Pris Collection in Besanon, M.L. Cornillot, Collection Pierre-Adrien Pris, Besanon, Paris, 1957, no. 149, illustrated. The present drawing was probably executed during the same trip to Civit Vecchia and represents the shipwrights' yard.
The two drawings may be connected to Robert's picture of the Vue de l'arsenal de Civit Vecchia, sold in Baudouin's sale in 1770.
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