oil on canvas
163.78 in. (416.00 cm.) (height) by 242.52 in. (616.00 cm.) (width)
L.V. Thiérry, Guide des amateurs et des etrangers [..] aux environs de Paris, Paris, 1787. p. 529. P. de Nohlac, Hubert Robert, Paris, 1910, p. 153. J. de Cayeux, Hubert Robert, Paris, 1989, pp. 140-141, 368, 382. M.L. Levkoff, Hearst the Collector, New York, 2008, p. 125.
Commissioned by the Duc de Luynes (1748-1793), for the dining room of the Hôtel du Luynes, rue Saint-Dominique, Paris, circa 1785-1786; by descent in the Luynes family where it remained (with its pendant) in situ until 1900. Anonymous sale; Paris, Hôtel Drôuot, 29 May 1900 (expert Féral), 'Deux Importantes Décorations par Hubert Robert provenant de l'Hôtel de Luynes', lot 1, where purchased (with its pendant) by. the Duc de Gramont. Anonymous sale; Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, 22 May 1925 (expert Féral), 'Collection de M. le Duc de Gramont', lot 12, where purchased (with its pendant) for 330,000 FF by. MM. Paul and Marcel Jonas for Duveen Brothers, New York, on behalf of. William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951), New York, from 1925 until 1943 (Hearst inv. no. 7-37-40; photo file #1925-41), from whom purchased by. Paula de Konigsberg, La Passe Gallery, New York and Buenos Aires, July 1943, where purchased by the present owner.