(b. 1794, La Chaux-de-Fonds, d. 1835, Venezia)
The Pilgrimage to the Madonna of the Arch1827
Oil on canvas, 142 x 212 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris
Robert excelled in depicting Italian folk life in a classical style. This genre picture is one of his best-known paintings. It was exhibited at the Salon of 1827, achieved undoubted success and was bought for the Luxembourg by Charles X.