London, South Kensington
30 October 2014
Hubert Robert (Paris 1733-1808)
Washerwomen on a shore before a ruined aqueduct, a mountainous landscape beyond
signed and dated 'H. ROBERT. 1800' (lower centre)
oil on canvas
18¾ x 15 5/8 in. (47.6 x 39.7 cm.)
d'Orval Collection, according to a label on the reverse.
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A similar composition including the ruined arch can be found in a picture by Robert dated 1791 in the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tours.
We are grateful to Ms. Sarah Catala for confirming the attribution upon first-hand inspection.
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