Dec 10, 2012

Vaulted Staircase

Vaulted Staircase

c. 1770–1779

Hubert Robert

(French, 1733–1808)

Pen and brown ink and brush and brown wash over graphite; framing lines in brown ink

Support: Beige(1) laid paper, laid down on beige(1) board (18th-century mount?)

Sheet: 44.1 x 28.2 cm (17 3/8 x 11 1/8 in.); Secondary Support: 52.9 x 38.7 cm (20 13/16 x 15 1/4 in.)

Gift of Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. 1926.504



The inscription on the panel over the arched doorway seems to refer to Robert's Russian patron, Count Alexandre Sergevitch Stroganov, who was in Paris between 1770 and 1779 and commissioned a series of monumental paintings from Robert.

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