Roman Ruins, Hubert Robert
Hubert Robert
Roman Ruins
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Hubert Robert

Roman Ruins, 1773


Dimensions
73.4 x 94.9 cm
Physical Description
Canvas
Inventory Number
1374
Acquisition
Acquired in 1903 as a gift from Leopold B. H. Goldschmidt, property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters, room 17

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About the Acquisition

It can be assumed that the painting’s donor mentioned in the inventory book as Leopold B. H. Goldschmidt, Paris, was in fact Leopold Benedikt Hayum Goldschmidt. He was the son of Benedikt Hayum Goldschmidt (1798–1873), who had founded Bankhaus B. H. Goldschmidt in Frankfurt in the nineteenth century. It is not known when precisely Goldschmidt moved to Paris – it may have been after the Prussian conquest of Frankfurt in 1866. He remained registered as a member of the Städelscher Museums-Verein for many years after.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Roman Ruins
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert rechts am Sockel der Säule: H. ROBERT P. PARIS ANNO [?] 1773

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in 1903 as a gift from Leopold B. H. Goldschmidt, property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

Iconclass

Primary
  • 61E(ROMA) names of cities and villages (ROMA)
  • 25I1 city-view in general; 'veduta'
  • 48C1451 'Architekturbild'
  • 48C149(+726) ruin of a building ~ architecture (+ Roman art)
  • 41B4 on fire, ablaze
  • 41B162 smoke
  • 33B9 flight, running away; pursuing
  • 46C127 carrying a person
  • 31E3 the corpse
  • 42A3 mother and baby or young child
  • 23R14 night
Secondary
  • 46C1215 carrying something on the head or on the shoulders
  • 48C162 arch, archivolt ~ architecture
  • 48C161 column, pillar ~ architecture
  • 25I152 monument, statue
  • 24B2 full moon

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Last update

18.05.2022