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

The Footbridge

c. 1775
Oil on canvas, 59 x 47 cm
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

This oval canvas was probably commissioned to decorate a middle-class home. In this painting we can see a figure painting, almost obscured by shadows. It is sketching from life, and therefore conveys the message that Robert's art is based on empirical experience and that his scenes reproduce real life.

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