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 Anonymous - Sedan chair
François Boucher - The little dog’s dance
Jean-Baptiste Greuze - Young Shepherd Holding a Flower
Hubert Robert - The Laundry
 Jean Moisy (clockmaker) and Jean-Claude Chambellan known as Duplessis (goldsmith) - Organ pipe clock with a monkey orchestra
Hubert Robert - Washerwomen in a garden
 Adrien Delorme and Pierre Roussel - Chest of drawers
Giambattista  Tiepolo - Alexander and Bucephalus
Nicolas Sageot - « Mazarin » table desk
Claude Joseph Vernet - The Tivoli Cascades
Jean-Honoré Fragonard - Jérôme de La Lande
 Manufacture de Beauvais - Tapestry : Psyche Led by the West Wind into the Palace of Love and Psyche Showing Her Wealth to Her Sisters
Roger Van der Cruse known as La Croix or RVLC (Attributed to) - Combination furniture : commode with doors, secretaire in drawer, wardrobe
Jacques Louis David - The death of Seneca
Giovanni Antonio (dit Gianantonio) Pellegrini - Esquisse pour le plafond de la Banque Royale : Le Déchargement en bord de Seine de marchandises en provenance de la Louisiane

Washerwomen in a garden

Paris, 1733 - Paris, 1790
Circa 1775
Oil on canvas
56 x 45,5 cm

In Washerwomen in a garden, Hubert Robert depicts a garden similar to those he created.

Appointed as designer of the King’s gardens, he worked in particular at Versailles and Rambouillet. He was also sought after by aristocrats and wealthy financiers to design many famous gardens around Paris such as those at Méréville (now destroyed) where he created terraces, galleries, ponds, fountains, statues, staircases and avenues with a variety of vistas, following his fancy and imagination.

Hubert Robert plays here on the contrast between the magnificent and majestic garden and the mundanity of the familiar scene taking place there as the ornamental pond is transformed into a washhouse. In this harmonious setting, there reigns an exquisite atmosphere, the charm of a contented life which Hubert Robert creates with all the finest qualities of his art: a fluid approach, light colours, silvery hues, the art of glazing and superimposed shades, the interplay of light and a lively, witty touch.

Inventory number: 
Inventory number : PDUT00881
Acquisition details : Dutuit bequest, 1902
Room 12
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