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Fantastic View of Tivoli

Fantastic View of Tivoli

Fantastic View of Tivoli

Fantastic View of Tivoli

Date: 1789

Artist: Hubert Robert, French, 1733–1808

Medium: oil on canvas
95 x 75 1/8 in. (241.3 x 190.8 cm)
framed: 107 3/4 x 86 x 5 in. (273.7 x 218.4 x 12.7 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Frederick W. Allen
Object Number: 524:1955
Classification: PAINTINGS
Current Location:On View, Gallery 202
Notes:This ruined, round temple, from the early 1st century BC is traditionally identified as dedicated to the goddess Vesta. The temple was a popular destination for 18th-century travelers. Tourists would visit it en route to Hadrian's villa and the renowned 16th-century gardens of the Villa d'Este located approximately twenty-two miles northeast of Rome. Hubert Robert has added the rickety bridge and toiling worker to enhance the scene's dramatic impact.
Exhibition History
Title: Paintings of Old Masters in Russian Palaces and Private Collections
Date: November 23 – 30, 1909

Title: Reviving Antiquity: Restoring Hubert Robert's Views of Ancient Ruins
Date: June 10 – October 18, 2009
Venue: SLAM

Publication History
Title: European Reinstallation 18th-Century European
Periodical Title: Saint Louis Art Museum Magazine
Edition: July - September
Year Published: 2011

Title: French Paintings of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Periodical Title: The Saint Louis Art Museum Bulletin
Edition: Summer
Year Published: 1981

Title: The St. Louis Art Museum: Handbook of the Collections
Year Published: 1975