The Temple of Concord and the Pyramid of Cestius

Hubert Robert1774

École Polytechnique

École Polytechnique
Palaiseau, France

In this drawing, we can see a poetic alteration to reality. The temple of Concord bares a resemblance to the temple of Saturn at the Roman Forum. This drawing shows the freedom Hubert Robert sees in reality. While certain monuments are recognizable and fairly true to those they are modelled on, others seem to be invented by the artist


  • Title: The Temple of Concord and the Pyramid of Cestius
  • Creator: Hubert Robert
  • Date Created: 1774
  • Physical Dimensions: 29 cm x 37 cm
  • Subject Keywords: Italy, pen, sepia-stained, enhanced with watercolor
  • Type: Document
  • Rights: École polytechnique
  • Medium: Drawing
  • Art Movement: Néoclassique

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