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Item Details
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Culture
France, 18th century
Title
Les Soirées de Rome: Le Puits
Work Type
Print
Date
1763-1764
Material
etching
Description
Derived from his own pen-and-ink drawings, this suite of etchings features fictional characters situated near recognizable buildings and statues in Rome. On the title page, Robert dedicated the suite to Marguerite Le Compte, who visited Rome in 1764 in the company of the wealthy author and art enthusiast Claude Henri Watelet. Both Le Compte and Watelet were amateur etchers, and they socialized with a group that included artists and printmakers centered at the academies in Italy. Robert’s dedication was likely motivated by the hope of future patronage from Le Compte. She may be the generous woman with a hand muff depicted in The Ancient Temple, the fifth scene in this series.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: PR - Etching
Department: Prints
Charles W. Harkness Endowment Fund
Accession Number
Related Item
Baudicour Vol. I.177.7 ; Le Blanc Vol. III.340.7
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1930.544_full.tif
SSID
24585635

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