Mostly landscape and cityscape paintings. For a tag cloud of the painters see bottom of the page. Because the tag cloud allows only 45 names, all the painters are are included in the category list at bottom of the page.

Hubert Robert – private collection. Temple of Philosophy at Ermenonville (c. 1798)


Hubert Robert – private collection. Title: Temple of Philosophy at Ermenonville. Date: c. 1798. Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 93 x 115.8 cm. Sold by Sotheby’s in New York, on January 31, 2013. Source: http://www.sothebys.com/content/dam/stb/lots/N08/N08952/582N08952_4CTFD.jpg. I have changed the light and contrast of the original photo. “The gardens at Ermenoville in the Oise were begun in 1766 by the gardener Thomas Blaikie and architect Jean-Marie Morel; Robert was commissioned to design many of the outbuildings and follies (fabriques) one of which was the Temple de la Philosophie. The Temple still survives…” (http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2013/old-master-paintings-n08952/lot.89.html).

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