1788. Oil on canvas. 105 x 84 cm. Louvre, Paris, France. Read Note.
Hubert Robert (1733-1808), French landscape and antique ruins artist. In 1756-1761 he was a student of Academie de France in Rome, where he befriended Fragonard. Both artists later became administrators of the Louvre Museum and remained such to the end of their lives. In the 1770s Hubert Robert also became a landscape designer and as such was in great demand and fashion.
Le Petit Larousse Illustré 2002. Larousse. Paris. 2002.