Style of Hubert Robert (French, 1733-1808), 18th century oil on canvas Continental landscape depicting a soldier holding a spear, standing beside two men seated on the ground, with Roman ruins towering in the background. No signature visible. Antique, possibly original giltwood carved frame. Sight – 17" H x 24" W. Framed – 23" H x 30" W. CONDITION: Relined. 1" area of paint loss at upper left corner (top of column). Scattered areas of inpainting, particularly two 1" diameter areas lower right corner, one 2" area lower left corner, 2 areas around prisoners, and one 2" area next to soldier. Other smaller scattered areas of inpaint to background and sky area. Craquelure throughout. Some bloom to varnish right side of of painting. Several very small scattered paint flakes. Several areas of paint loss at perimeter next to frame. Frame exhibits wear, a few small losses, and several shrinkage cracks.
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