Red chalk, on off-white laid paper, laid down on cream laid paper
Inscribed recto, lower left, below image, in black ink: "H. Robert"; lower right: "Vente Robert 1809"; verso, upper left, in graphite: "Duit provenir de la vente aprés decés de H. Robert en Avril 1809 / Coll. LsD DEGLATIGNY / E 8022.1"; center: "70"
309 × 438 mm
Purchased with funds provided by Margaret Day Blake
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Jean Vallery-Radot, French Drawings (New York, 1964), no. 82, (ill.).
Carlson, Apollo, LXXXVII (February 1968), pp. 118-123.
Harold Joachim, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the Eighteenth Century in The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, 1979), no. 2E7.
New York, Wildenstein and Company, “Master Drawings from The Art Institute of Chicago,” October 17-November 30, 1963, n.p., cat. 62, as “Round Fountain in a Roman Garden.”
The Art Institute of Chicago, “A Quarter Century of Collecting: Drawings Given to The Art Institute of Chicago, 1944-1970 by Margaret Day Blake,” April 28-June 7, 1970, n.p., cat. 23 (ill.).
Dayton, Ohio, Dayton Art Museum, “French Artists in Italy, 1600-1900,” October 15-November 28, 1971, cat. 27.
Paris, Musée du Louvre, “Dessins français de l’Art Institute de Chicago de Watteau à Picasso,” October 15, 1976-January 17, 1977, n.p., cat. 20 (ill.).
Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Städtische Galerie im Städelschen Kunstinstitut, “Französische Zeichnungen aus dem Art Institute of Chicago,” February 10-April 10, 1977, pp. 48-49, cat. 19 (ill.).
Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, “Hubert Robert: Drawings and Watercolors,” November 19, 1978-January 21, 1979, pp. 80-81, cat. 27 (ill.).
Richmond, Va., Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, “Three Masters of Landscape: Fragonard, Robert, and Boucher,” November 10-December 28, 1981.
Washington D.C., National Gallery of Art, “Hubert Robert”, June 26 - October 2, 2016, pp. 136, 224, cat. 47 (ill.), cat. by Margaret Morgan Grasselli and Yuriko Jackall, et. al.
Sold by the artist’s estate, April 1809 [Joachim 1977]. Louis Deglatigny (died 1936), Rouen [Lugt Suppl. 1768a]; sold, Galerie Charpentier, Paris, May 28, 1937, Deglatigny sale, lot 84. Sold by Richard Zinser, New York, to the Art Institute, 1962.
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