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

The Grove and Bath of Apollo (detail)

Oil on canvas
Musée National du Château, Versailles

Hubert Robert, a decorator of great notoriety, joined in the new trend for English gardens and, also deeply inspired by the classical models that he saw in Rome, took part in the renewal of French taste. He recorded the transformations of the grounds at Versailles. In 1777, after being named dessinateur des jardins du roi, the artist presented Louis XVI with his plans for the new Bains d'Apollon.

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