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Title: An Extensive Landscape near Paris

Creator: Robert, Hubert

Location repository: Art Gallery of New South Wales

Repository work id number: 177.1995

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Culture: French

Descriptive note: The Roman Campagna insinuates itself into this otherwise descriptive scene of the countryside near Paris. Though it lacks anything so imposing as architectural ruins or sculptural wreckage, one senses a powerful note of nostalgia in the work. Even so, few views by Robert are as uncomplicated or as fresh as this, the airiness of the scene prefiguring nineteenth-century innovations in French landscape painting. The artist shown at work on the left is conceivably Robert himself.

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Earliest date: 1781

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Language: English

Latest date: 1781

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Materials techniques: panel

Materials techniques 2: oil

Measurements: 61.5 x 72.5 x 1.2 cm

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