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Creator Name: Robert, Hubert
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: French; 1733-1808
Creator Name-CRT: Hubert Robert
Title: An Artist Seated in the Ruins of the Colosseum
Title Type: preferred
Title: An Artist Sketching in the Colosseum in Rome
Title Type: alternate
Title: A Draughtsman Seated Among the Ruins of an Ampitheater
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1754
Creation End Date: 1764
Creation Date: =c. 1759 wkg SFM
Creation Place: Europe,France
Object Type: Drawings and Watercolors
Classification Term: chalk
Classification Term: Drawing
Classification Term: Prints and Drawings
Materials and Techniques: Medium: Red chalk, on ivory laid paper, laid down on cream laid paper.W.mark: YRemarks: Donors: Mr. and Mrs. William O. Hunt and Prints and Drawings Purchase Account
Dimensions: Height: 417 mm., Width: 540 mm.
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1982.45
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William O. Hunt and Print and Drawing Department Purchase Fund
Context: Hubert Robert began his eleven-year stay in Rome in the spring of 1754 at the age of 21; for nine of those years he was a student at the French Academy. One of Robert's favorite sketching sites in Rome was the Colosseum. In this oval composition a young artist, probably Robert himself, is seen at work in one of the lofty, crumbling vaults. Robert took some liberties with the architecture, blending what he saw with his own romantic vision.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1982.45
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 2000
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