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Category:Louis Guéymard as Robert le Diable (Gustave Courbet - Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Louis Guéymard as Robert le Diable (Gustave Courbet - Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Gustave Courbet: Louis Gueymard (1822–1880) as Robert le Diable  wikidata:Q19905411 
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creator QS:P170,Q34618
Gustave Courbet: Louis Gueymard (1822–1880) as Robert le Diable
Title
French: Louis Guéymard dans le rôle de titre de Robert le Diable
Louis Guéymard as Robert le Diable
label QS:Lfr,"Louis Guéymard dans le rôle de titre de Robert le Diable"
label QS:Len,"Louis Guéymard as Robert le Diable"
Object type painting
Genre portrait
Description
Caption from the museum

This painting, shown at the Salon of 1857, depicts the tenor Louis Gueymard in his most famous part, the title role of Meyerbeer’s opera Robert le Diable. The setting is the cavern where Robert plays dice with two servants of the devil while his father Bertram, an evil genius, looks on. In this scene Robert sings about the dangers of the lust for gold in the celebrated aria L’or est une chimère (Gold is but an illusion).

Date 1857
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Height: 148.6 cm (58.5 ″); Width: 106.7 cm (42 ″)
dimensions QS:P2048,+148.6U174728;P2049,+106.7U174728
institution QS:P195,Q160236
Current location
Gallery 809
Accession number
Object history
Provenance

- ?Louis Gueymard, Paris (until 1867);
- ?Gauthier Villars, Paris (from 1867);
- private collection (until 1872;
- sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, January 19, 1872, no. 23, as "Scène du jeu, dans Robert le Diable");
- Adolphe Reignard, Paris (by 1878–at least 1896);
- Elizabeth Milbank Anderson, New York (until 1919)

Credit line Gift of Elizabeth Milbank Anderson, 1919
References Metropolitan Museum of Art, online collection (The Met object ID 436015) ; metmuseum.org/toah
Louis Gueymard (1822–1880) as Robert le Diable 
painting by Gustave Courbet
Louis Guéymard as Robert le Diable by Gustave Courbet - The Metropolitan Museum of Art 436015 (cropped).jpg
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LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan, New York City, New York
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Inception
  • 1857
Width
  • 106.7 cm
Height
  • 148.6 cm
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Louis Gueymard (1822–1880) as Robert le Diable (en); Louis Gueymard dans le rôle de Robert le Diable (fr) dipinto di Gustave Courbet (it); peinture de Gustave Courbet (fr); painting by Gustave Courbet (en); Gemälde von Gustave Courbet (de); cuadro de Gustave Courbet (es); schilderij van Gustave Courbet (nl)

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