Image Resources | Currently on View in Norb and Ruth Schaefer, Sr. & Norb and Carolyn Schaefer Gallery (H212)

The Statue

Hubert Robert (French, 1733-1808)

Sold at (Galerie Georges Petit, Paris) in 1926;{1}
Probably (Thos. Agnew and Sons, London).{2}
Governor Alvan T. Fuller [1878-1958], Boston, in the 1920s;
The Fuller Foundation, Boston;
Sold at Christie, Manson & Woods, London, in 1961;{3}
(Thos. Agnew and Sons, London) in 1961;
Mrs. G.H.A. Clowes, Indianapolis, in 1965;{4}
Clowes Fund Collection, Indianapolis;
On long-term loan to the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Courtesy of the Clowes Fund, since 1971 (C10068);
given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2015.

{1}Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, Tableaux anciens par L. Boilly, S. Bourdon, F. Casavova, H.-P. Danloux, J. Heinsius, Mlle V. Lemoisne, J.-B. Leprince, etc. [La Collection de Madame X?},, 6-7 December 1926, lot no. 119 (ill.);
{2} Fuller purchased many items from Thos. Agnew and Sons, London; see Perry T. Rathbone?s introduction to the exhibition catalogue, A Memorial Exhibition of the Collection of the Honorable Alvan T. Fuller, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1959, pp. 7-12. This painting was not included in this exhibition.
According to Rathbone, Fuller collected in the 1920s, making his last acquisitions in 1929; see above, p. 12.
{3}Christie, Manson & Woods, London, Fine Pictures by Old and Modern Masters: The property of the Fuller Foundation, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 1 December 1961, lot no. 72.
{4}See receipt issued by Thos. Agnew & Sons to Mrs. G.H.A. Clowes, dated 19 June 1965, in IMA Clowes file (C10068).

Object Information

Hubert Robert (French, 1733-1808)
oil on canvas
26 x 60 in.
40 x 70 in. (framed)
accession number
credit line
Courtesy of The Clowes Fund
Public Domain
European Painting and Sculpture Before 1800