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The Statue before Ruins

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The Statue before Ruins

18th century
136 x 95 mm (5.4 x 3.7 in.)

Hubert Robert, French, (1733–1808)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching on laid paper
State: Second of three states
Series: from set of ten etchings Evenings in Rome (Les Soirées de Rome)
Marks: Signed in plates 2, 4, 7, 9, of set; lower right "H. Roberti Toma, H. Roberti, Roberti Roma," and "Roberti Roma," with full inscriptions on title page
Bibliography: The set of ten is Baudicour cat. nos. 1–10 ii/iii (vol. 1, pp. 173–179); Carlson and Ittmann, cat. nos. 54 a–j.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1947
Accession Number: 1947.D1.220.3

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  • Italy - TGN 1000080
  • Neoclassical - Use for architecture and art of the late 18th and the 19th centuries that follow principles of classicism. For late 18th- to early 20th-century architecture and ornament based relatively closely on ancient classical forms, use "Classical Revival." [May 1993 related terms added.]
  • Rome - TGN 7000874 (standard English name used here for this well-known city)
  • ruins - Use generally for remains of buildings or groups of buildings that have been destroyed or are in a state of great disrepair or decay.
  • sculpture - Use for works of art in which images and forms are carried out primarily in three dimensions, especially those that retain the quality of being tangible objects or groups of objects. As works become more diffused in space or time, or less tangi

  • plate Dimensions: 136 x 95 mm (5.4 x 3.7 in.)

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