Hubert Robert

The Mouth of a Cave



Hubert Robert - The Mouth of a Cave

Provenance

Charles Philippe, comte d'Artois, château de Bagatelle, near Paris, until 1789
at Bagatelle, nationalized by the Assemblée and incorporated into the commune of Neuilly by spring 1792, 1789-96
Claude Leuthereau, Bagatelle, 1796-97
André Lhéritier and a consortium of investors, Bagatelle, 1797
André Lhéritier and the Société des Entrepreneurs de Fêtes, Bagatelle, 1797-1806
at Bagatelle, which was purchased by Napoleon's Administration des Domaines in 1806
sale, Hôtel de Bullion, Paris, Clisorius and Masson jeune, 4 April 1808, nr. 151, to Brunot
?with Jacques Nicolas Brunot, from 1808
Pierre Justin Armand Verdier, comte de Flaux, château de Flaux, near Uzès, until d. 1883
Édouard Henri Roger Verdier, comte de Flaux, château de Flaux, 1883-d. 1898
Clémence Pascal Verdier, comtesse douairière de Flaux, château de Flaux, 1898-d. 1908
Flaux estate, under arbitration, 1908-10
Eliane Berger, Roger de Flaux's daughter, 1910-11
offered for sale to MMA and J. Pierpont Morgan through Maurice de Verneuil
J. Pierpont Morgan, New York, 1911-d. 1913
his estate, 1913-17, on loan to MMA from April 1912
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917

External links

Metropolitan Museum of Art Accession number 17.190.25

Other works by Hubert Robert


Hubert Robert The Bastille in the First Days of Demolition
The Bastille in the First Days of Demolition
1789

Hubert Robert Nest Robbers
Nest Robbers
1780s

Hubert Robert Wandering Minstrels
Wandering Minstrels

Hubert Robert The Morning after the Fire at the Opera House of the Palais-Royal
The Morning after the Fire at the Opera House of the Palais-Royal
c. 1781

Hubert Robert
The Mouth of a Cave
1784
174.6 x 79.4 cm
Oil on canvas
Signed and dated lower right: H· ROBERT / 1784·
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917