View of the Campidoglio with the Statue of Marcus Aurelius

Hubert Robert French

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Hubert Robert is known to have made counterproofs of his drawings to reproduce a unique work of art in duplicate. In this instance, he took a red chalk drawing and ran it through a press against a blank sheet of paper, resulting in the same image in reverse. Counterproofs were customarily reworked in other media, here in pen and black ink, and watercolor. The Lehman drawing was strengthened with red ochre wash to denote half tones, white wash to emphasize the brilliantly lit middle ground, and blue green watercolor to accentuate the walls framing the doorway. The figures were then heavily reworked with pen and black ink.

View of the Campidoglio with the Statue of Marcus Aurelius, Hubert Robert (French, Paris 1733–1808 Paris), Pen and black ink, brush and watercolor over red chalk counterproof.

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