Figures in One of Michelangelo's Niches on the Apse of St. Peters, Rome

Hubert Robert (French, Paris 1733–1808 Paris)

ca. 1763
Red chalk. Framing lines in pen and brown ink.
17 15/16 x 13 3/16 in. (45.6 x 33.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971
Accession Number:
  • Provenance

    Anne-Gabrielle Robert (French)At Hubert Robert's death, many of the artist's drawings went to his widow, Anne-Gabrielle Robert. At her death in 1821, the drawing passed to her niece who owned it until 1860.; Charlotte Linussio ; Heirs of G. W. Riggs ; Mlle de Levaque , her sale, Paris, Galerie Jean Charpentier, Paris, June 22, 1933, lot 18.; Donor: Walter C. Baker

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Walter C. Baker Collection of Drawings," June 1, 1960–September 1, 1960.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "French Drawings Recently Acquired, 1975-1984," November 27, 1984–February 10, 1985.

  • Catalogue Raisonné

    Bean and Turcic 1986.265

  • References

    Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turcic 15th-18th Century French Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1986, cat. no. 265, p. 235, ill.

    Claus Virch Master Drawings in the Collection of Walter C. Baker. New York, 1962, cat. no. 82, p. 47, ill.

    Joseph Meder, Winslow Ames The Mastery of Drawing. New York, 1978, cat. no. 203, p. 193, ill.

    Jacob Bean "Curatorial Reports and Departmental Accessions: Drawings." In Annual Report of the Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, July 1, 1979 - June 30, 1980. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 110, New York, 1980, p. 27.

    Jean de Cayeux Les Hubert Robert de la Collection Veyrene au Musée de Valence. Ex. cat. Valence, 1985, cat. no. under no. 35, pp. 166-167, ill.

    J.H. Fragonard e H. Robert a Roma. Exh. cat., December 6, 1990-February 24, 1991. Villa Medici, Rome, Rome, 1990, cat. no. 130, pp. 185-186, ill.

  • See also
    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History