(b. 1733, Paris, d. 1808, Paris)
The Artist Drawing in the Farnese Gardens-
Red chalk, 340 x 455 mm
Musée du Louvre, Paris
The founding of the French Academy in Rome was a way of establishing a durable relationship between the two countries. By 1720-30 all French painters were going to Italy, either through the official academy system or by other means, as was the case for Hubert Robert.