Hubert Robert

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Hubert Robert
The South Façade of the Palazzo Poli with the Trevi Fountain under Construction
Red chalk on paper.
12 11/16 x 17 9/16 inches (323 x 447 mm)
Gift of Mrs. Allerton Cushman in honor of János Scholz and the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Library.
Mme A; her sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 6 November 1922, lot 16; Mrs. Charles Mitchell; her daughter, Mrs. Allerton Cushman.

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Seventeenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1972-1974. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1976, p. 178.
Denison, Cara D., and Helen B. Mules, with the assistance of Jane V. Shoaf. European Drawings, 1375-1825. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, no. 107, repr.
Denison, Cara D. French Drawings, 1550-1825. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, no. 75.
Denison, Cara, Myra Nan Rosenfeld, and Stephanie Wiles. Exploring Rome : Piranesi and His Contemporaries. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library; Montréal : Centre Canadien d'Architecture, 1993, no. 97, repr.
From Leonardo to Pollock: Master drawings from the Morgan Library. New York: Morgan Library, 2006, cat. no. 83, p. 174-175.


Watermark: none.
This view must have been drawn during the latter half of Robert's eleven-year stay in Rome, probably around 1760 or 1761; the Trevi Fountain was completed in May of 1762.

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Mitchell, Charles, Mrs., former owner.
Cushman, Allerton, Mrs., former owner.

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