LES GRAND CYPRES DE LA VILLA D'ESTE, TIVOLI, Claude Louis Chatelet

LES GRAND CYPRES DE LA VILLA D'ESTE, TIVOLI, Claude Louis Chatelet

c. 1753 to c. 1794 France

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The gardens at the Villa d’Este,Tivoli, laid out in the 1560s are famous for their ancient plantings of cypress trees, beautiful settings of dramatic fountains and waterfalls. By the 1700s they were valued by artists for the romantic neglect and overgrown quality of the setting and Jean-Honore Fragonard (1732-1806), Abbé de Saint-Non and Hubert Robert (1733-1808) sketched there in the summer of 1760, Chatelet was inspired by their famous drawings and went to Tivoli in the 1770s with architect Louis-Jean Desprez (1743-1804), sketching together for Abbé de Saint-Non’s Voyage Pittoresque, ou Description Historique des Royaumes de Naples, et de Sicile (1781). Fragonard made a second trip to Italy and is thought to have met Chatelet and Desprez during his tour of 1773-74.

Chatelet was commissioned by Queen Marie-Antoinette to record the Petit Trianon gardens. He also recorded many other picturesque Parks in and around Paris, including Bellevue and the Folie Saint-James, Neuilly. As a topographical artist he contributed to> Abbé de Saint-Non’s Voyage pittoresque (5 vols 1781-86) and Laborde and Zurlauben’s Tableaux de la Suisse. Despite these royal and aristocratic connections he obviously thought it expedient to become a rabid Revolutionary, the hand of justice pursuing him during the counter-Revolutionary coup of Brumaire and he was sent to the guillotine on the 7 th of May 1795.
Alfred Beurdeley (L.421); Levi Parsons Morton; Ann Eustis Emmet, Washington, DC
Victor Carlson, Hubert Robert: Drawings & Watercolours, National Gallery of Art Washington, DC, 1978

Alan Wintermute, Claude to Corot: The Development of Landscape Painting in France, Colnaghi, New York, 1990

Stockholm, Nationalmuseum, Louis-Jean Deprez, 1992

Raymond Keaveney, Views of Rome: From the Thomas Ashby Collection in the Vatican Library, Scala Publications Ltd, 1988
Dimensions
Height 387.00 mm (15.24 inches)
Width 260.00 mm (10.24 inches)
Medium
Watercolour over black chalk
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