See also:born at
See also:Paris in 1753, deserves to be remembered not so much for his skill as a painter as for the liveliness and point with which he treated the subjects he painted . The contrast between the ruins of
See also:ancient Rome and the
See also:life of his
See also:time excited his keenest
See also:interest; and, although he had started for Italy on his own responsibility, the
See also:credit he there acquired procured him the
See also:protection of the
See also:minister Marigny and an official
See also:allowance . His incessant activity as an artist, his daring character, his many adventures, attracted general sympathy and admiration . In the
See also:canto of his L'
See also:Delille celebrated Robert's miraculous
See also:escape when lost in the catacombs; later in life, when imprisoned during the Terror and marked for the
See also:guillotine, by a fatal accident another died in his place and Robert lived . The quantity of his
See also:work is immense; the Louvre alone contains nine paintings by his
See also:hand and specimens are frequently to be met with in provincial museums and private collections . Robert's work has more or less of that scenic character which justified his selection by Voltaire to paint the decorations of his theatre at Ferney . Robert died of apoplexy on the 15th of
See also:April 18o8 . His work was much engraved by the
See also:abbe Le Non, with whom he had visited Naples in the
See also:company of
See also:Fragonard during his early days; in Italy his work has also been frequently reproduced by Chatelain, Lienard, Le Veau, and others . See C . Blanc, Hist.
See also:des peintres; Villot,
See also:Notice des tableaux du Louvre;
See also:Meyer, Gesch. mod. fr . Malerei .
ROBERT THE STRONG (le Fort) (d. 866)
LOUIS LEOPOLD ROBERT (1794-1835)
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