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Hubert Robert, The Temple of the Sibyl at Tivoli
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TITLE:  The Temple of the Sibyl at Tivoli
ARTIST:  Hubert Robert (French, 1733–1808)
WORK DATE:  circa 1759
CATEGORY:  Works on Paper (Drawings, Watercolors etc.)
MATERIALS:  Red chalk on cream paper laid down
SIZE:  h: 14.5 x w: 20 in / h: 36.8 x w: 50.8 cm
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  Didier Aaron  +1-(212)-988-5248  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  The Temple of the Sibyl, also called the Temple of Vesta, at Tivoli, was one of the favorite motifs of eighteenth century painters in Rome and was recorded in landscape drawings by a host of French artists, including Boucher and Vernet. But it was depicted most memorably by Jean-Honore Fragonard and Hubert Robert. Robert’s views of the Temple occur with some frequency in his oeuvre in the years around 1760. In our sheet Robert has chosen a viewpoint sharply below the Temple, which is perched at the top of the cliff overlooking the waterfalls of the Villa Gregoriana. A drawing quite similar to ours, annotated Roberti 1759, is in the Hermitage.
PROVENANCE:  Paris, Lady Mendel (her sale, 9 December 1981, lot 58)
ONLINE CATALOGUE(S):  Didier Aaron Paintings Inventory Catalogue
LITERATURE:  J.H. Fragonard e H. Robert a Roma, Rome, Villa Medici, 6 December 1990 – 24 February 1991, p. 58, cited under no, 6, reproduced fig. a
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