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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1978.35
People
Hubert Robert, French (Paris 1733 - 1808 Paris)
Title
Architectural Capriccio with the Laocoön
Other Titles
Former Title: Roman Ruins with the Laocoön
Former Title: Roman Ruins with Thermae in the Background
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
18th-19th century
Culture
French
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black ink and gray wash with watercolor over traces of black chalk on off-white antique laid paper, framing lines in brown ink
Dimensions
33.2 x 48 cm (13 1/16 x 18 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: in drawing, on base of sculpture, lower right, gray ink: H. ROBERT DELINEABAT
  • inscription: in drawing, on wall, upper right, gray ink: IMMGNSIS ORBIBUS AN / LAOCOONTA PETUNT ET PRIMUM / CORPORA NATORUM SERPENS A / IMPLICAT ET MISEROS ORS
  • inscription: signed, in drawing, on base of sculpture, lower right, gray ink: H. ROBERT DELINEABAT
  • inscription: in drawing, on leftmost ruin, lower left, black ink: P Q R / REMPUBLICAN
  • inscription: in drawing, on ruin to the right of the leftmost ruin, lower left, black ink: S / ON / INC / NO
Provenance
Therese Kuhn Straus, New York, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1978.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Therese Kuhn Straus in memory of her husband, Herbert N. Straus, Harvard Class of 1903
Accession Year
1978
Object Number
1978.35
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Lucy M. MacClintock and Barbara Matilsky, Summary of an Exhibition of the Mrs. Herbert N. Straus Collection, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1978), cat. no. 59, n.p.

Guillaume Faroult and Catherine Voiriot, Hubert Robert, 1733-1808: Unpeintre visionnaire, exh. cat., Somogy Éditions d'Art and Musée du Louvre Éditions (Paris, 2016), pp. 63 +252-253, cat. no. 63, repr. p. 253

Exhibition History

Exhibition of the Mrs. Herbert N. Straus Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 05/13/1978 - 06/17/1978

Hubert Robert 1733-1808, Musée du Louvre, 75058 Paris Cedex 01, 03/08/2016 - 05/30/2016; National Gallery of Art, Washington, 06/26/2016 - 10/02/2016

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