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

Ruin Capriccio

c. 1786
Oil on canvas, 41 x 31 cm
Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna

The subject of the barrel-vaulted gallery with its ionic orders is related to one of Robert's architectural projects, the redesign of the "Grande Galerie du Louvre." From 1778 he was part of a study group with the task of redesigning the Grande Galerie as part of the construction of a major museum in the former Royal Palace.

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