The Artist’s Studio, Hubert Robert
Hubert Robert
The Artist’s Studio
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Hubert Robert

The Artist’s Studio, ca. 1760


Dimensions
56.5 x 72.7 cm
Physical Description
Canvas
Inventory Number
1530
Acquisition
Acquired in 1915 with funds provided by Carl Schaub-Stiftung
Status
On display

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About the Work

Hubert Robert came to Rome, the Eternal City, in 1753 in the entourage of the French ambassador. His patron, the Duc de Choiseul, recommended him for a place at the prestigious Académie de France. This painting probably dates from Robert’s period of study in Rome, for while it is artistically ambitious there are flaws in the perspective. It is perhaps no accident that he has depicted an artist working on a relief: Robert, who was to become such an important painter of architecture and townscapes, had learned drawing from a Parisian sculptor.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Artist’s Studio
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Canvas
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum, Foto: U. Edelmann
Acquisition
Acquired in 1915 with funds provided by Carl Schaub-Stiftung

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 48B11 workshop, studio of the artist (in general)
  • 48C21(+11) sculptor at work (+ in workshop or studio)
  • 48C24 piece of sculpture, reproduction of a piece of sculpture
Secondary

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13.03.2019