ROBERT, Hubert
(b. 1733, Paris, d. 1808, Paris)

The Pont du Gard

Oil on canvas, 242 x 242 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Hubert Robert, who learned his trade during a long journey through Italy, was a very productive artist. He took over from Pannini the theme of ruins, but in his hands it became less dry and more picturesque.

Robert received a commission for four decorative panels depicting the antiquities of Provence for a drawing-room in the Château de Fontainebleau the series was exhibited at the Salon of 1787 under the collective title The Principal Monuments of France. This painting belongs to the series.