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The Colosseum in Rome
Robert, Hubert
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Robert, Hubert

Paris, 1733 - Paris, 1808

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The Colosseum in Rome

1780 - 1790. Oil on canvas

This canvas depicts the Flavian amphitheatre in Rome, known as the Colosseum due to the giant statue of Nero that was located nearby. Robert was notably familiar with recent archaeological discoveries and was able to imbue the building with a particular visual charm. He emphasises its monumental scale, albeit ruined by the passing of the centuries, which contrasts with the tiny, incidental nature of the figures.

Technical data

Inventory number
P002883
Author
Robert, Hubert
Title
The Colosseum in Rome
Date
1780 - 1790
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 240 cm.; Width: 225 cm.
Provenance
Legacy Valentín Menéndez y San Juan, Count of La Cimera, 1944.

Bibliography +

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1972, pp. 566-567.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1985, pp. 566-567.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Nadrid, 1996, pp. nº1750.

Mari, Antoni (1944-), El Esplendor de la Ruina, Fundacio Caixa Catalunya, Barcelona, 2005.

Nooteboom, Cees, Das rätsel des lichts : kunststücke, Schirmer Mosel, 2009, pp. 123-133.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 1750.
"Autor, Roberto Hubert / 1750. Asunto 'el Coloseo' / Lienzo, 240 x 225 cms. / Nº del catálogo 2883 / del mismo legado que los anteriores" [legado del conde de la Cimera año 1944]

Exhibitions +

El esplendor de la ruina
Barcelona
11.07.2005 - 30.10.2005

Update date: 09-04-2018 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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