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"Hubert Robert 1733-1808, a visionary painter"

Do not miss the exhibition at the Louvre from March 9, 2016 to May 30, 2016!

The Ecole polytechnique is privileged to retain three drawings by Hubert Robert.
As the thirty masters drawings of the eighteenth century preserved at Polytechnique their history is rather unusual. After being seized and impounded, they were chosen as educational endowment by Neveu painter, teacher for art drawing at Polytechnique, as a "model to copy."
These three pen drawings, tinted sepia finished with watercolor from the hotel of the Marquis de Laborde.
They were seized on 6 Thermidor Year II at the John Joseph financial Laborde (1724-1794), Marquis de Choiseul, Serruty street.
These drawings were restored by the Louvre in 1977.
They are classified as historical monuments: Order of the Minister of Education and Fine Arts of December 20, 1911.


The Temple of Concord and the Pyramid of Sextus

Bedrock of a palace /Hubert Robert

They were the subject of two exhibitions in Palaiseau Ecole Polytechnique in 1983 "French Drawings of the eighteenth century" and in Paris, Mona Bismarck Foundation in 1998 "Polytechnique, unexpected heritage." You will find the exhibition at the library catalogs.
To learn more about Hubert Robert: the Louvre exhibition
"Hubert Robert 1733-1808, un peintre visionnaire"