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The Landing Place

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1787/88

Artist:

Hubert Robert
French, 1733-1808

About this artwork

The Landing Place is one of four works commissioned to decorate a salon in the château of Jean-Joseph, Marquis de Laborde, a successful financier. This view is dominated by an immense colonnade, in front of which several people are shown departing in a pleasure boat while others linger at the water’s edge. As he constructed this fantasy, Hubert Robert included direct references to renowned antique monuments, combining them with elements of his own invention. The perspective and scale of Robert’s four painted architectural fantasies were coordinated with the proportions of the room to give the illusion of a vast, open space.

Status

On View, Gallery 218

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Hubert Robert

Title

The Landing Place

Place

France (Artist's nationality:)

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1787–1788

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

H. ROBERT / IN ÆDIBUS / MEREVILLÆ / PRO / D. DE LABORDE / PINXIT / A.D. 1788. (lower center, on statue pedestal)

Dimensions

255 × 222.9 cm (100 7/8 × 87 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Richard T. Crane

Reference Number

1900.384

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