3 July 2007
Hubert Robert (Paris 1733-1808)
A farm among classical ruins
16½ x 22¼ in. (420 x 566 mm.)
Emmerich-Joseph von Dalberg, with his number '12'.
Grand Duke Ludwig I of Hesse-Darmstadt, 1812.
Grossherzoglich Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, by whom deaccessioned in 1933 (cf. L. 1257c).
with Wildenstein & Co., London, French Drawings from Clouet to Ingres, 1934, no. 36.
Mrs Corina Kavanagh, Buenos Aires; Sotheby's, London, 11 March 1964, lot 223 (to Agnew).
with Agnews, London, 1966, where acquired by the present owner.
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R. Schrey, Bleiblatt zu Stift und Feder, 1930, II, no. 33.
Russell, no. 118.
King's Lynn, Fermoy Gallery, French Drawings of the 17th and 18th Century, no. 44.
This freely and powerfully drawn sheet has traditionally been dated to Robert's Roman period, but it may well actually have been made after his return from France in 1765.
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