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18th century
( Rococo and others)

photo:Hubert Robert
Imaginary View of Rome with the Horse-Tamer of the Monte Cavallo and a Church

The French painter Hubert Robert stayed in Italy from 1754 to 1765, and painted numerous landscapes with the ancient ruins or gardens found in Rome and its surroundings. This pair of paintings was created after Robert returned from Italy and was at the height of his artistic powers. As he did in numerous similar landscapes, here Robert imaginarily gathered far-flung famous art-works from antiquity, such as the equistrian statue of Marcus Aurelius in the Campidoglio and Trajan's Column, and depicted them in the same composition.

(Source: The Digital Gallery. 1999-2006)

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