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Hubert Robert, 1733–1808

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC


One of the most prominent artists of his era, Hubert Robert is perhaps best known today as ‘Robert of the Ruins,’ the nickname bestowed on him by the eighteenth-century philosopher, critic, and encyclopedist Denis Diderot. Read more.

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View of the Tapis Vert at Versailles

View of the Tapis Vert at Versailles (1777), Hubert Robert. © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY

Château de Gaillon

Château de Gaillon (c. 1773), Hubert Robert. Private Collection

The Monuments of Paris

The Monuments of Paris (1788), Hubert Robert. Collection Power Corporation of Canada, Montreal


Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (1783), Hubert Robert. Private Collection

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